Intention of a Geopark
A Geopark is an area where you get to see phenomena of significance, rareness and beauty. These are natural or man-made rocks, cragged stones or mines for touristic use, nature trails, and museums with geological compilations. The geological phenomena are publicly available and interconnected.
- Protection of geological heritage
- Sustainable regional development by Promotion of a close to nature tourism
- Contemporary environmental education
Geopark Harz · Braunschweiger Land · Ostfalen
The Geopark Harz – Braunschweiger Land – Ostfalen is of the same name holded by the shareholder:
Regionalverband Harz e. V.
Hohe Straße 6
FEMO e. V.
Networks of the Geoparks
The Geopark Harz · BraunschweigerLand · Ostfalen is a National GeoPark and also member of the European Geopark Network and the Global Geopark Network.
A National GeoPark is a clearly defined region, which conveys both geological history as well as the development of a cultural landscape.
The European Geopark Network (EGN)integrates regions, which have an extraordinary geological history.
Global Geopark Network (GGN) is a worldwide association of different Geoparks following common objectives under the auspices of UNESCO.