Thüringen: Buchenwipfel im Nationalpark Hainich – #FinishspartWasser für die Natur
Hiking Highlight (Segment)
Finish planned a hike.
March 17, 2021
Although beeches are particularly drought-resistant, tree deaths occurred in the Hainich National Park (one of the largest original beech forests in Germany) due to the unusually dry summers. Ancient giant trees showed damage such as brown leaves, dry branches or even died completely. The effects of climate change are analyzed here in regular workshops and strategies for the Hainich beech forest are developed.The treetop path allows you to see the weakened treetops up close on this hike. The National Park Center is the perfect starting point and provides you with useful information about the beech forest before your hike. At the beginning you hike slightly downhill on shady forest paths. The Feensteig, on which you stroll through a tree maze, is particularly enchanted and mystical.Then you walk through the "Gate to Hainich" and walk in a loop back to the already familiar path. After four and a half kilometers keep to the right and a few minutes later you will reach the Düsteroder Teich. With a little luck you can watch carp in the water. You continue into the Steingraben and the next highlight awaits you on the forest promenade. At different stations you can rest, relax and look up to the treetops.At the end of your circular hike, you go up high: On the treetop path you get up close to the partly dry branches of the old beeches and experience an interesting change of perspective. From the observation tower you can also enjoy a 360-degree panorama over the wide canopy of the national park. Back on solid ground, you can stop at the Thiemsburg forester's house behind the national park center at the end.