What is a Geopark?

In a geopark, the particular geology of a region is integrated into a sustainable regional development concept. The geopark can thus help to strengthen the regional identity and regional economy, for example in the tourism sector.

A geopark is an area in which geology is used as a basis to show how landscapes are formed, which rocks and raw materials occur in the subsoil, and how geology and soils influence land use. Didactic measures such as information boards, guided walking tours or flyers help to convey these topics.  At the same time, the protection and use of special geological sites known as geotopes are encouraged.