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Office of Enviromental Protection, Trade Supervision and Energy
(Amt für Umweltschutz, Gewerbeaufsicht und Energie)
Prinz Carl, Kornmarkt 1
69117 Heidelberg
Phone +49 6221 58-18000/18010

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Orchard meadow (Photo: Hartmann, Landscape Architects and Forestry Office)

Nature park

Neckartal-Odenwald

Together with 51 other cities and local authorities and the Neckar-Odenwald and Rhein-Neckar rural districts, the City Heidelberg is part of the community of organizations that support the Neckartal-Odenwald Nature Park. Their goal is to care for, nurture and protect the diversity and beauty of the local countryside, and protect the cultural heritage of the area’s historic cultivated landscape.

A foxglove (Photo: Hornung, Landscape Architects and Forestry Office)
A foxglove (Photo: Hornung, Landscape Architects and Forestry Office)

At the same time, visitors are of course very welcome in the Nature Park, and indeed positively encouraged to come, because the Nature Park exists today mainly for the purposes of recreation and environmental education. With the help of the organizations that support it, the Nature Park builds and maintains hiking paths, mountain bike trails, signs, nature and adventure trails, barbecue areas, benches, and mountain huts.

Neckartal-Odenwald Nature Park covers an area of 1,300 square kilometers. It is the most northerly of the seven nature parks in the state of Baden-Württemberg, extending as far as the edges of the neighboring states of Hesse and Bavaria. It was founded in 1980 in the town of Eberbach (Baden), today home to the park’s visitor center and head office.

Nature Park projects

Information boards by Russenstein nature reserve (Photo: Hornung, Landscape Architects and Forestry Office)
Information boards by Russenstein nature reserve (Photo: Hornung, Landscape Architects and Forestry Office)

...include maintaining the park’s many information boards and hiking paths, and the Neckarsteig long-distance hiking path and the mountain bike trails through the Odenwald mountain range.

Nature Park contacts in Heidelberg:

Office of Environmental Protection, Trade Supervision and Energy
‘Lernort Natur’, Geopark and Nature Park
Theaterstraße 9
69117 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 58-28333
Fax: +49 6221 58-4628333
Email: natuerlich@heidelberg.de
Website: natuerlich.heidelberg.de

and

Neckartal-Odenwald Nature Park
Director Cordula Samuleit
Kellereistraße 36
69412 Eberbach
Phone: +49 6271 72985
Fax: +49 6271 942274
Email: info@naturpark-neckartal-odenwald.de
Website: www.naturpark-neckartal-odenwald.de


Further information

Neckartal-Odenwald Nature Park
Neckarsteig