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Eifel National Park (Germany)

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The Milky Way over Eifel National Park, Germany. Photo by Harald Bardenhagen.

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Designated

2014

Category

Dark Sky Park (Provisional)

Address

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Contact

Mr. Harald Bardenhagen
Website

Land Area

107 km2

Documents

Application
Press Release
2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report

About

Eifel is the first and only German national park in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is also one of the youngest in the German National Park system, created in 2004. Eifel covers 110 square kilometers of territory in west-central Germany near and along the Belgian border.

Eifel National Park is situated in one of the most densely populated parts of Western Europe; nearly 20 million people live within two hours of Eifel by car or train. Despite the encroachment of modern urban development, the park is a dark sky oasis surrounded by a sea of light. The park’s location near major population centers such as Aachen, Bonn and Cologne presents a special challenge in preserving this fragile natural resource.

Weather

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Media

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Eifel National Park dark skies brochure (German)