Wild Germany

Natural paradises on our doorstep

"The happiness of this world lies overseas..." thought Norbert Rosing and travelled around the globe. But a few years ago he thought better of it and started taking photos in his home country. "Here, nature inspires me as much as in the USA or Canada."

The project "German national parks" commenced. He travelled year round to all parks and fell in love with the native landsapes. By now he has been travelling non-stop for four years with his VW camper through the country. His motto is: "Why search far afield, when the good is so nearby." During his talk Norbert Rosing delves deeply into the beech forests round Kassel. He visits the forests during the blossoming of corydalis, wild garlic and lady's slipper, and glides with flying machines over the Watzmann in Berchtesgaden. Steep rock pinnacles tower over dark forests in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Huge, red glowing rock faces inhabit the Palatinate Forest. Seemingly lost parts of the Bavarian Forest flourish after ten years into new life. A completely new forest emerges.

In the Rhön Mountains Nobert Rosing walked over vast basalt fields formed in times long gone. Along the Oder the biggest and most species-rich alluvial forest in Germany can be found. A paradise for romantics with ancient trees and many animals. Along the chalk coast of the Baltic Sea the Königstuhl by Jasmund glows in the morning light. Vast grasses sway at the Zicker'schen Höft on the island Rügen and the beaches of Zingst and Hiddensee, as well as the Alt Darßer belong to the biggest national park, the Vorpommer'sche Boddenlandschaft. The tidal flats of the Northern Sea form a completely separate habitat with a huge array of life forms. The talk ends with a symphony of music and pictures from the Zugspitze.

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