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  • Hainich National Park
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    Hainich National Park

    Hainich National Park (German: Nationalpark Hainich), founded on December 31, 1997, is the 13th national park in Germany and the only one in Thuringia. One of the main objectives of the park is the protection of native beech forest. In 2011, the park was added to the Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany World Heritage Site.

    The 75 km2 (29 sq mi) park lies in the western part of the German state of Thuringia, east of the Werra River, and is part of the greater Eichsfeld-Hainich-Werratal Nature Park. It occupies much of the triangular area between the cities of Eisenach, Mühlhausen, and Bad Langensalza. The national park forms the southern part of the roughly 160 km2 (62 sq mi) Hainich, the largest contiguous deciduous forest in Germany.

    Flora and Fauna

    The Hainich Forest features a wide range of beech forest communities, with populations of ash trees, hornbeams, maples, lindens, and occasional checker trees. Many fungi can be found there, along with stands of flowers such as summer snowflakes and anemones. Animals in the park include wildcats, 15 species of bats, 7 species of woodpeckers, and over 500 types of wood beetles.

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Bad Langensalza Overview

The cure city Bad Langensalza is the second-biggest city in the Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis and is situated next to the Salza - a small river that leads in the Unstrut. Simultaneously Bad Langensalza is located in the western part of the heart of Thuringia and on the fringe of the highly interesting national park Hainich. Who goes to the individual gardens and park sof the city in loose atmosphere will notice immediately that especially the rose breeding and their cultivation looks back onto a long tradition. Also, more than 100 years of experience in horticulture form the romantic townscape.

Things to See in Bad Langensalza

Langensalza is something of a tourist spot, with picturesque ruins of a medieval castle, and sulphur baths nearby. The sulphur baths were discovered in 1811, and opened to the public as a curative bath in 1812. A new version of the public sulphur bath was opened in 1928. Salt and mineral water springs were discovered in 1996, which prompted the opening of many new curative facilities.

Bad Langensalza borders National Park Hanich, which was founded in 1999.

A great number of excursions and guided tours offer an extensive programme where you can follow the traces of the witch hunt, the history of the medicine or also the battle of Langensalza. These are just some of the possibilities.

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More about the History of Bad Langensalza

It was first mentioned in historical records ca. 932, as a village named "Salzaha". The city name was changed to Langensalza ca. 1578, and "Bad" or "Bath" was added to the city name in 1956. In 1075, Langensalza was the site of the First Battle of Langensalza, in which Emperor Henry IV won over the rebelling Saxons and Thuringians. The city was plundered and damaged by fires during the Thirty Years' War (c. 1632). Fires again destroyed large parts of the city in 1711, including complete destruction of the city hall. The City Hall was rebuilt between 1742-1752. Artists impression of Langensalza in 1750 from a German postcard dated 1900. War again affected the city during 1756-1763, during the Seven Years' War. In 1815 Langensalza became part of the Prussian Province of Saxony. In 1866 it was the site of the Second Battle of Langensalza between Prussia and Hanover during the Austro-Prussian War.

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Bad Langensalza is a city in the County of Unstrut-Hainich, Thuringia, Germany, with a population of c. 18,500 (2006). While strolling through the diverse parks and gardens many people realise for the first time again, which significance rest and unison with the nature has onto good health. The national park Hainich even bestows an extended feeling of natural attachment. It was supported by Bad Langensalza with active and financial aid and became an enormous success.

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