Landscape protection areas are intended to preserve the natural diversity, character and beauty of a landscape (Section 20 of the State Nature Conservation Act, LNatSchG). They also serve to maintain or restore an efficient natural balance. Another goal is to preserve or optimize the usability of natural assets. This instrument can also be used to secure areas of particular importance for recreation and to define buffer zones for nature reserves.
The lower nature conservation authorities are responsible for the designation of landscape protection areas by legal regulation. Compared to nature reserves, these are generally larger areas with fewer restrictions on use. Bans on changes are aimed at preserving the character of the area.
Landscape protection areas in the Geopark
- Gossberg Near Walsdorf
- Burgberg Near Lissendorf
- Burg- And Hoehenberg Near Kerpen
- Gerolstein And Surroundings Kelberg
- Strohner Switzerland And Wartgesberg
- Cross-district: Rhine-Ahr-Eifel Moselle area from Schweich to Koblenz Between Uess and Kyll