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Kellerwald-Edersee National Park

The Kellerwald-Edersee National Park (German: Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee), CDDA-No. 318077)[2] in the North Hessian county of Waldeck-Frankenberg is a national park, 57.38 km²[1] in area, that lies south of the Edersee lake in the northern part of the low mountain range of the Kellerwald in the German state of Hesse. Since 25 June 2011 the beech forested area of the national park has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany.

Kellerwald-Edersee National Park
Kellerwald Ringelsberg 001.JPG
View from the Ringelsberg near Asel-Süd over part of the Edersee looking east-southeast to the Kellerwald-Edersee NP and the Dicker Kopf
Logo Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee.svg
Map showing the location of Kellerwald-Edersee National Park
Map showing the location of Kellerwald-Edersee National Park
Location in Germany
Karte Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee.png
LocationWebseite des Nationalparks
Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee
Laustr. 8
D–34537 Bad Wildungen
Nearest cityBad Wildungen, Frankenau, Frankenberg, Fritzlar, Korbach, Waldeck
Coordinates51°09′58″N 9°00′00″E / 51.166°N 9.0°E / 51.166; 9.0Coordinates: 51°09′58″N 9°00′00″E / 51.166°N 9.0°E / 51.166; 9.0
Area57.38 km2 (22.15 sq mi)[1]
Established1 January 2004
National park sign near Hemfurth-Edersee

The national park administration is located in the east of the park at Bad Wildungen.



  • Norbert Panek (2006), Urwald-Ängste. Der beschwerliche Weg zum Nationalpark "Kellerwald". Idee, Konzept, Entstehungsgeschichte (in German), Korbach: Selbstverlag, ISBN 978-3-00-020673-3
  • Norbert Panek (2006), Nationalpark-Region Kellerwald-Edersee. Mit Kellerwaldsteig (in German), Niedenstein: Cognito, ISBN 978-3-932583-21-6
  • Manfred Delpho; Wolfgang Lübcke (2006), Im Reich der urigen Buchen. Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee (in German), Niedenstein: Cognitio, ISBN 978-3-932583-18-6
  • Hugo Hücker; Gerhard Kalden (2004), Naturpark und Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee. Faszination Natur (in German), Niedenstein: Cognitio, ISBN 3-932583-12-4


  • Im Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee, documentary, 45 minutes, Germany, 2005, Buch und Regie: Ina Knobloch, Manfred Praxl und Hiltrud Jäschke, Produktion: MDR

Footnotes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b National Park Area [5,738 ha (57.38 km²)]: Verordnung über den Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee, dated 17 December 2003 in the edition dated 20 December 2010, see § 1 – Erklärung zum Nationalpark, p. 2, (3), at (pdf; 1.3 MB)
  2. ^ Map services of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation

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