Best Sites for Fall Leaves in Germany
The most colorful time of year is the transition from summer to fall. There is no other season during the year that is accompanied with such vibrant and spectacular splashes of oranges, reds and every other shade in-between. Strolling the German countryside gives you access to displays you may not see otherwise. Here is our picks of the best places to see the fall colors in Germany.
1 – Luneburg Nature Park
Located in northern Germany, the Naturpark Luneburger Heide (Luneburg Health Nature Park) was established in 1921 as a nature reserve. It is the oldest one in Germany and has expanded to four times the original size. This park features a great deal of woodland which explodes into color in fall.
2 – Franconia
Located within the German state of Bavaria, Franconia contains a number of cities that dot the landscape. The region is known for a having an expansive forest and several river valleys that present numerous gorgeous settings when fall arrives. Imagine a blanket of brightly colored leaves wherever you go and you’ll have an idea of what to expect here.
3 – Spreewald
Measuring over 185 square miles, Spreewald, or Spree Forest as the German word translates to in English, is an hour away from Berlin. Since 1991 this woodland has been a protected biosphere as designated at that time by UNESCO. The forest floor transitions from greens to a flowing river of oranges, reds and yellows.
4 – German Wine Road
Located in the state of Rhineland Palatinate, near the border with France, German Wine Road is known as Germany’s second largest wine growing region. It also happens to be the country’s oldest scenic route that can be enjoyed by car or bicycle. The tree-lined roads and quaint villages along the way are bursting with color, flavor and festivities well into late fall.
5 – Tiergarten
Once accessible exclusively to royals, Tiergarten is the largest park within the city of Berlin. Although it measures just 2.5 square kilometers in size, the park contains 23-km of paths you can use on foot, bike or even run. The pathways meander all through amazing displays of historic flora and trees.
6 – Black Forest
As probably the most famous of all German landscapes, the Black Forest is the birthplace of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. The 3,750 square mile forest is Germany’s largest nature reserve. It has a dense cover of evergreens that appear to continue to change colors like a rolling sea of rusts, browns, reds, oranges and yellows during the fall.
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