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The national park Jasmund lies on the peninsula Jasmund in the northeast of the island in the Land of the Federal Republic Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and exists since 12 September 1990. It is approximately 3,000 hectars largely and is thereby of Germany smallest national park.

Its area covers the elevator back of the Stubnitz bestockte with original beech forest north the port Sassnitz with the chalk lime steep bank and 500 m far a Wasserstreifen handing into the Baltic Sea inside.

The chalk rock of the national park Jasmund

The chalk rock of the island are exposed to a constant erosion. With each storm large pieces from rock break and tear occasionally also trees and bushes also in the sea. Thereby also fossils are extracted: Here petrified remainders of sea-hedgehogs are to discover sponges and oysters. The erosion of the coast increased, since then in 19. and 20. Century larger Findlinge before the coast was inferred, in order to use it in the port development of the island ports. The Findlinge worked before chalk rock as natural breakwaters; since its evacuation the water of the Baltic Sea by unbroken force penetrates to the

The most salient point of the national park is the 119 m high chalk rock king chair, in whose proximity today the visitor center is. The platform on the point king chair entered on average annually 500,000 humans, in order to be able to look from there out on from the Baltic Sea the washed around chalk rock.

When has also the Wissower handles world fame attained special feature, which however since 24 February 2005 after one chalk-slip to a large extent were destroyed. Erroneous way is often maintained that these by Caspar David Friedrich in its painting chalk rock on were perpetuated. Friedrich painted however a romantic picture of a chalk rock, at all the existed and did not consult for it land sheep sketches from the island among other things from a rock formation northwest the

Fauna and Flora

The national park Jasmund offers numerous rare plants and animals homeland due to its special geological conditions.

In the forests of the Stubnitz numerous with water filled are to find dischargeless lowering and hollows usually as ice-age dead ice holes developed. Where these water surfaces land, so-called boiler moorlands develop. Numerous Schwarzerlen is to be found to boiler moorlands to this lowering and. In drier places game pear, game apple, is to find Elsbeere and Eiben. Among the Orchideenarten occurring here also the lady's-slipper ranks.

In the clear brooks, which pull the through, an unusual inhabitant with the alpine vortex worm, that occurs otherwise only in the mountains, is. At these clear brooks also the Eisvogel is to be admired. In cliff the chalk rock the nisten flour swallows and the chalk owl, a creme moth, has its only occurrence in Germany on the Jasmund.

Due to the high visitor pressure however moving falcon and sea-eagles in the national park no more are not to be observed

National park center king chair

Since its emergence 1990 the national park Jasmund tightens annually millions of visitors. One of the substantial tasks of the national park administration consists therefore also of steering these host of visitors in order to ensure and for the visitors possible views of the fascinating nature of the national park make nevertheless a to a large extent unimpaired development of the various habitats of the national park.

To 18. March 2004 was inaugurated the information center at the Naturdenkmal king chair under the slogan "we to make invisible visibly ". The visitors can convince themselves of it with a multi-vision cinema and a one over 2000 square meter large experience exhibition and make familiar with "the natural "conditions (chalk rock, Viktoria view, Herthasee). The exhibition offers descriptive pictures, tones, something for touching and trying out as well as something to ranges of topics such as Baltic Sea, beech forest, glacier or chalk for reading.

The history of the national park

The natural chalk occurrence on the peninsula Jasmund was for a long time diminished in chalk breaks. When the reopening of a chalk break already shut down threatened 1926, one proved the coast north of Sassnitz as protected area. On 12 September 1990 this coast region was explained as the national park. Since March 2004 a visitor center is to the visitors at the king chair at disposal.

Address national park administration

Office for national park Jasmund
Blieschow 7a
D-18586 Lancken Granitz

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