Girish Mahajan

Fichtel Mountain Nature Park

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Location  Bavaria, Germany
Area  1,020 km²
Established  1971
Nearest city  Wunsiedel
Phone  +49 9232 80423
Fichtel Mountain Nature Park
Address  Jean-Paul-Straße 9, 95632 Wunsiedel, Germany
Hours  Closed today SaturdayClosedSundayClosedMonday8AM–12PM, 2–4PMTuesday8AM–12PM, 2–4PMWednesday8AM–12PM, 2–4PMThursday8AM–12PM, 2–4PMFriday8AM–12PM
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The Fichtel Mountain Nature Park (German: Naturpark Fichtelgebirge) lies in the tri-border area of Saxony, the Czech Republic and Bavaria and has an area of 1,020 km2 (390 sq mi). It is maintained by the Naturpark Fichtelgebirge e. V. in Wunsiedel.

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Landscape

The Fichtel Mountains, with their expanse of forests and pasture land, lie on the intersection between the Thuringian Forest, Franconian Forest, Upper Palatine Forest and Ore Mountains. The Fichtel is Germany's main watershed and is a source of the rivers Main, Saale, Eger and Naab. The highest elevations are the Schneeberg at 1,051 metres (3,448 ft) and the Ochsenkopf at 1,024 metres (3,360 ft). Its main towns are Wunsiedel and Marktredwitz.

Leisure

Sporting pursuits in the area include walking, swimming, cycling and mountain biking, and, in winter skiing and ice-skating.

Nature park information points

There are the following information points:

  • Grassemann Open Air Museum (Freilandmuseum Grassemann)
  • Forestry, special exhibitions, subject-specific events
  • Grassemann 3, 95485 Warmensteinach
  • Weißenstadt Information Shack (Infoscheune Weißenstadt)
  • Water – source of life
  • Bayreuther Straße, 95163 Weißenstadt
  • Kleiner Johannes Mining Information Point (Bergwerksinformationsstelle "Kleiner Johannes")
  • Mining and geology
  • Altes Bergwerk 1, 95659 Arzberg
  • Häuselloh Quarry (Schausteinbruch Häuselloh)
  • Extraction and working of granite
  • Europäische Natur- und Kulturlandschaft Häuselloh e. V, Hans Popp, Dürrloh 3 95100 Selb
  • Zell Information Point (Informationsstelle Zell)
  • The Fichtelgebirge cultural landscape - varied habitats
  • Rathaus, Bahnhofstraße 10, 95239 Markt Zell im Fichtelgebirge
  • References

    Fichtel Mountain Nature Park Wikipedia


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