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Südeifel, Deutsch-Luxemburgischer Naturpark

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Information Vereinigung Deutsch-Luxemburgischer Naturpark D-5521 Irrel
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General character of the site Western Europe's first-ever transfrontier nature park is a vast area of natural and farmed landscape little disturbed by civilisation and appreciated by holidaymakers; it lies on both sides of the border rivers Our and Sauer. There are numerous items of natural and cultural interest: typical Ardennes landscapes with high plateaux and deep ravines; and to the south a charateristically hilly Lorraine landscape with attractive natural streams. 42.610 ha are situated in Germany and 38.880 ha in Luxemburg. 
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Vulnerability Part of the woodland consist of scattered artificial plantations, two-thirds of which are privately owned. The area is much visited and busy roads cut across it. There are excessive populations of red deer in places. 
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Documentation Council of Europe - European Diploma Series (1973), Parc naturel Germano-Luxembourgeois, Strasbourg, 28 p.. 
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Cultural heritage Stone Age relicts show that the land has been cultivated since the earliest times; there are numerous castles, fortifications and churches. 
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