Take a break and camp in the national park
Stranded, what now?
Anyone who gets stranded in the national park area without having booked permanent accommodation should forego wild camping or parking and use one of the designated parking areas for one night. Our national park partners offer lovingly furnished accommodation or nature-loving campsites that share the national park's approach.
So where to park the car?
In order not to burden nature excessively and to cope with the high number of visitors with vehicles, the following rules apply:
- It is not permitted to drive motor vehicles or caravans of any kind off public roads and lanes. All forest paths are closed to vehicles.
- It is forbidden to park vehicles outside the designated parking and rest areas in the national park. Vehicles of any kind may therefore not be parked on field and forest paths or on the edges of roads.
Various designated parking areas in the national park are ideal starting points for walking tours. They are located near the beach or near public transport stops. From here, the national park's most popular spots can be easily reached. Parking overnight is not permitted. Outside the national park, the local signs apply.
Don't play with fire
There are extensive forests, heather and moors in the national park. These are particularly at risk from uncontrolled fires. Just the smell of smoke causes stress in many animals. An open fire would even lead to the death of many animals and plants and could spread to the surrounding villages.
That is why it is forbidden to start a fire!
The danger of a forest fire is categorised into various levels by the Forest Authorities based on the assessment of the current weather and the potential local risk. In the national park, these forest fire danger levels range from 1 (very low risk) to 4 (very high risk) and are used to inform the public and to organise preventive measures by the authorities.