Fourteen national parks range across Germany. All feature stunning scenery, including many forests, and most are easily accessible with a range of walking and hiking trails, visitor centres, and guided tours. The Bavarian National Park was Germany’s first national park and, together with the neighbouring Czech Bohemian Forest, forms the largest area of forest in Central Europe. Jasmund National Park on a Baltic island has chalk cliffs and ancient beech forests and is Germany’s smallest national park. The Wadden Sea in the north boasts three national parks where estuaries, mudflats, sandbanks and salt marshes combine to create habitats that teem with life.