Endless forests, dark cirque lakes, moors, moss-covered rocks and soggy marshes: nature has been left to itself in an area of about 10,000 hectares between the Black Forest High Road and the Murg Valley. The Black Forest National Park now seems a bit like a jungle and offers indigenous plants and animals an undisturbed habitat. It opens up a fascinating spectacle that is open for humans to explore.
The Ruhestein National Park Centre, located directly at the border between the Schliffkopf conservation area and the Wilder See-Hornisgrinde, is well worthwhile visiting – with its ever-changing events and successful permanent exhibition. It clarifies the ecological interactions of the habitats, provides insights into the geology and history of the Black Forest, and explains the importance of its survival.