Berchtesgadener Land Biosphere Region
A model region for sustainable development
The Berchtesgadener Land in southeastern Upper Bavaria has been designated a biosphere reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The area of the biosphere reserve is identical to that of the Berchtesgadener Land district. It is the only biosphere in Germany that covers both alpine and pre-alpine habitats. Biosphere reserves are characterized by particularly intact natural and cultural landscapes and their typical biological diversity. A biosphere reserve is also an area for living, business, culture and recreation. It stands for a balanced coexistence of man and nature and aims to promote the social and economic development of the region in harmony with nature. The basis for this is the UNESCO program “Man and the Biosphere”, currently valid is the Lima Action Plan.
Biosphere Region – what is that?
A unique region
The Berchtesgadener Land Biosphere Region offers numerous excursions, workshops and lectures for families and adults focusing on environmental and sustainability topics. Across the Berchtesgadener Land Biosphere Region, we host many exciting events for you. Are you planning an (educational) event for nature or tour guides, children or teenagers, markets or information booths? Feel free to contact us.