Just like national parks and biosphere reserves, natural reserves belong to what is
called major conservation areas. Contrary to national parks, however, in which nature
largely unaffected by humans is protected, nature reserves intend to maintain the
man-made cultural landscape, promote extensive and traditional forms of land use
and promote its use through nature-compatible recreation and tourism by
constructing and maintaining hiking and biking trails and cross-country ski trails.
The office of the Naturpark Fichtelgebirge e.V. is located in the Landratsamt (district
administration) Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge in Wunsiedel.
Director: Ronald Ledermüller, forester and regional manage
District supervision: Stefanie Jessolat, B.Sc.
Ranger: Isabell Niclas, Andreas Hofmann
Information point and museum education: Karen Görner-Gütling, M.A., to be
contacted at the Landratsamt Bayreuth
Landschaftspflegeverband: Gudrun Frohmader-Heubeck, landscape planner
Naturpark-Geschäftsstelle im Landratsamt Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge
Jean Paul Straße 9, 95632 Wunsiedel
Room no. D.53, D.54, D.56, D.59
Telephone: +49 (0)9232-80-482 and -80-533