Beech forests of Kellerwald-Edersee National Park
In 2011, five of Germany’s beech forests made it to the coveted UNESCO list, including the beech forest of Kellerwald-Edersee National Park. This forest, one of the last of its kind in Central Europe, sprawls over 1,500 hectares and is made up mostly of the stony luzulo variety of beech. The age of the trees in this forest range from 120 years to 260 years. This extensive stretch of beech has grown unhindered by traffic or human settlement, and hikers are allowed to explore only on designated paths.