Science & Research
Berchtesgaden National Park
The Berchtesgaden National Park was founded in 1978. Its main task is to shield nature in the 210 square kilometer area from external changes as much as possible and to leave it to its own devices. It is divided into two zones: In the core zone, human intervention is completely dispensed with. In the care zone there are cultural landscapes that are at least partially used by humans. The national park administration is researching characteristic features and developments in both zones.
In addition to nature conservation, the tasks of the national park also include environmental education and public relations, as well as research. But parts of the national park should also be available to people as a space for recreation.
In addition to the House of Mountains with an award-winning exhibition with interactive information about the protected area, the Berchtesgaden National Park also maintains decentralized information points on the various habitats. In the Jennerbahn mountain station, for example, there is an exhibition on the high mountains, their flora and fauna. At the entrance to the Klausbachtal an information point deals with the meaning of alpine pastures - among other things in connection with the habitat of the golden eagle. An observation station for him is not far away. With the support of the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation, the national park administration is currently redesigning its exhibition on St. Bartholomä and is adding another building to the exhibition area.