Embrace German Nature, GNTO’s new global campaign, focusses on responsible tourism

From the gorgeous coast to the mammoth mountains, the campaign embraces responsible tourism by highlighting Germany’s unique natural landscapes.

With more than 30 per cent of its land covered with lush forests, wildlife sanctuaries, and biosphere reserves, Germany makes the perfect pick for exploring the great outdoors. Wrapped in a package of spectacular landscapes, ever-changing cinematic scenery, and abundant timeless natural beauty, the country is popular around the world for its unforgettable sustainable travel experiences. When it comes to responsible tourism at its best, ‘Deutschland’ doesn’t disappoint.

Germany’s 16 national parks are packed with unspoilt natural beauty and stunning landscapes. From the Baltic Sea in the north, all the way to the Alps in the south, every region has its own unique flair and charm, with a lot to discover.

“Sustainable tourism is something Germany is serious about,” said Romit Theophilus, director for India German National Tourist Office (GNTO), “We recognise the demand for eco-conscious offerings and want to ensure that those are accessible for all, regardless of budget. Germany is a treasure trove of natural beauty, and we are confident that Indian travellers will be blown away by the diverse landscapes.”

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Germany has a myriad sustainable experiences on offer. Image: Shutterstock/Vaclav Volrab.

The GNTO’s global campaign Embrace German Nature showcases beautiful natural landscapes and responsible holiday experiences in the country. It encourages travellers to venture off the beaten tracks to discover the country’s many beautiful outdoor highlights. Here are some of the exceptional sustainable experiences promoted in the global campaign:

Treetop Paths

Up to 40 metres above the ground, more than 20 treetop paths in Germany wind through dense forests and amazing natural landscapes. Anyone who strolls over these footbridges and walkways comes very close to nature and experiences flora and fauna from a completely new perspective. A unique and particularly intense experience of nature, this is where the providers place great emphasis on sustainable construction and accessible access.

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Bavarian Forest National Park is its full glory! Image: Shutterstock/canadastock.

Bavarian Forest National Park

In accordance with the motto “Let nature be nature”, the Bavarian Forest National Park creates its own extraordinary sphere of nature. The border mountains range with its woodlands, moors, streams, and former upland pastures (Schachten) is one of the most important spots of biodiversity. It has a broad range of rare animals, plants, and fungi grow under optimal living conditions. Not just nearly extinct mammals and birds, such as lynx, capercaillie, otter or Ural owl live in the Bavarian Forest, but also a vast number of fungi and bugs, which can only be found here in this national park nationwide.

Berchtesgaden National Park

The only German national park in the Alps is a true paradise for holidaymakers who are looking for an activity-packed break. After taking a tour on one of the footpaths or steep mountain trails, which cover 260 kilometres in total, or taking to the snowy slopes on skis, quaint mountain chalets are the perfect place for a rest.

Berchtesgaden National Park is perfect for adventure lovers. Image: Shutterstock/Boule.

The Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site

The site not only covers a large area of Germany’s North Sea Coast, but it is also the country’s biggest national park. It features a truly unique landscape and is home to a huge diversity of flora and fauna. The best way to explore this unique nature reserve is on a mudflat walk.

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