Top 10 most beautiful National Parks in Europe
National parks around the world are home to many species of areas where plants and animals which are often likened to true corners of paradise.
The following are 10 of the most beautiful parks and nature reserves in Europe:
Triglav National Park is the only national park in Slovenia and named after the highest mountain in the country, with an altitude of 2,864 meters. The natural reserve is considered a paradise mountain that houses waterfalls, lakes, forests and meadows, and 33 settlements. Triglav National Park was declared a UNESCO objective in 2003.
- Natural Park Bialowieza
Bialoweza Natural Park is located on the territory of two countries, Poland and Belarus, and is among the few areas in Europe where there are ancient forests. Reserve protects more species of plants and animals, but the most important element is European bison fauna. Bialowieza National Park UNESCO World Heritage site.
According to UNESCO, the forest is “only natural example of old forest preserved, such as those that once covered the whole of Europe”, according dw.de .
- Saxon Switzerland Nature Reserve
This natural reserve has an area of 36,000 hectares and is located on the border between Germany and Czech Republic. Saxon Switzerland is known for its romantic appearance that it has, thanks to unique landscape made up of rocky formations, deep valleys, plateaus and gorges. This relief can be admired through a ride on the Elbe, one of the oldest paddle steamers in the world Kirnitzschtal tram.
Croatia Nature Reserve is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe. His name comes from the 16 lakes on its territory which are connected by waterfalls. Plitvice Lakes National Park is visited annually by over a million tourists, maybe because here were filmed scenes from the novels of Karl May screenings.
- Tatra National Park
Tatras are the highest in the Carpathian Mountains and is home to two national parks, one in Slovakia, Tatransky Narodny Park, and the other in Poland, Tatranská Park Narodowy. Tatra National Park, Slovakia, is the first national park (and natural reserve) in history and was established in 1948. Tatra Mountains Wilderness allowed 1,400 plant species, 40 of which do not grow in other parts of the world, to live on these lands. Among the most common mammals include the chamois, bears, marmots, wolves, lynxes, deer and wild boars.
- Loch Lomond National Park
Loch Lomond National Park is located in the Scotland and was the inspiration time for different poets.The park hosts over 20 lakes, rugged mountains, pristine forests, but offers a perfect habitat for many species of animals. Each spring, egrets halt in the park to mate. Another rare species of birds that can be seen here is the capercaillie, according visitscotland.com .
Gran Paradiso National Park is the first national park in Italy and is located in the Alps. Capricorn is known for protection, extinct in the rest of the Italian Alps. Here is a spectacular glacial relief, consisting of 57 glaciers.
National Park in Iceland is particularly because this is a unique and spectacular landscape, formed from volcanoes, glaciers, valleys and plateaus. Here it can be seen and one of the highest waterfalls in Europe, Dettifoss. At the base of Vatnajökull glacier, ice is 1,000 years old, and in some places even 1,000 meters thick.
- Olympus National Park
Olympus National Park was established in 1938 for two reasons: to protect the natural environment in Greece and to include Mount Olympus, which hosted, in Greek mythology, deities 12. Unlike other Mediterranean landscapes of Greece, National Park here has a rocky terrain, spectacular gorges and thick forests.
- Rodnei Mountains National Park
Rodnei Mountains National Park is the second largest park in Romania and was established in 1932. On the area of 47 177 hectares are over 1,000 species of plants, 67 glacial lakes and 650 species of butterflies, one of them being single in Romania. If you arrive in Rodnei Mountains National Park, feel free to visit a special place, Daffodils Glade.