In 1970, the Bavarian Forest National Park was opened as Germany's first national park.
"Let Nature be Nature"
... is the philosophy, and in actual fact there is no other place between the Atlantic and the Ural where such an expanse of forests, moors, mountain streams and lakes are left to develop, according to their very own laws, into a unique, wild woodland*.
Further information under Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald
*© Nationalparkverwaltung Bayerischer Wald 2014
At the link below, you can find upcoming events in Bavarian Forest National Park: