Diemelsee Nature Park

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Logo of the Diemelsee Nature Park
Location of the nature park in Germany
The Diemelsee

The Diemelsee Nature Park is a 335 km² nature park on the border between the German states of Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia . Areas of the nature park are in the two federal states.


The nature park, which was named after the Diemelsee reservoir , is located at least partially in the northeast part of the Rothaargebirge or in its northeastern foothills, Upland . In the north it borders on the Paderborn plateau , in the east and south-east on the Waldecker Tafel and in the north-west on the Arnsberg Forest .

Aabach , Aarbach , Diemel , Hoppecke , Itter , Neerdar , Rhene and Wilder Aa (“Aar”) flow through the Diemelsee Nature Park .

The most important communities within the park are Willingen in the southwest, Diemelsee in the central part and the city of Marsberg in the northeast. Furthermore, parts of Brilon and Korbach are in the nature park. The seat of the administration of the nature park is in Willingen.

Neighboring nature parks

Nature in the nature park

In 2015 the book Biodiversity in the Diemelsee Nature Park was published. This book was created during work within the framework of the biotope network project, funded by the German Federal Environment Foundation, as a climate adaptation strategy for nature conservation in the example region of the Diemelsee Nature Park . The Diemelsee Nature Park Association works with NABU Waldeck-Frankenberg, the Association for Nature and Bird Conservation in the Hochsauerlandkreis and the Biological Station Hochsauerlandkreis . The available data on the species population in the nature park was published in the book.

Up to 2014, 1,098 fern and flowering plant species, 170 lichen species, 46 mammal species, 14 bat species, 181 bird species, 12 amphibian species, 5 reptile species, 90 snail species, 26 locust species and 1,224 butterfly species were recorded in the nature park.

See also


  • Wolfgang Lehmann, Wolfgang Lübcke: biodiversity in the Diemelsee nature park . Nature conservation in Waldeck-Frankenberg, vol. 9. Korbach 2015

Web links

Commons : Diemelsee Nature Park  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Wolfgang Lehmann, Wolfgang Lübcke: Species diversity in the Diemelsee nature park . Nature conservation in Waldeck-Frankenberg, vol. 9. Korbach 2015

Coordinates: 51 ° 18 '  N , 8 ° 42'  E