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  • Pure beech forests are a
    European phenomenon.
  • One tree species connects all members
    of the World Heritage Site.
  • We are a World Heritage
    with a future. A steadily
    evolving Masterpiece.
  • Only a few remnants of primeval
    forests remain in Europe.
  • Pure beech forests are a
    European phenomenon.
  • One tree species connects all members
    of the World Heritage Site.
  • We are a World Heritage
    with a future. A steadily
    evolving Masterpiece.
  • Only a few remnants of primeval
    forests remain in Europe.

World Heritage Beech Forests

Once they grew everywhere, but today beech forests belong to the most endangered habitats.

Beech forests are Europe’s natural wilderness. The World Heritage Site comprises the few remaining primeval beech forests and centuries-old European beech forest areas unaltered by humans.

The European Beech is endemic to Europe. Two things make it particularly special: It is extremely assertive and exceptionally adaptable.