50 mm city colour landscape

The Green Lung

The forest in the city

These pictures were not taken in the forest but in the middle of the city. But they were taken in the forest. How is that possible?

Eilenriede, Municipal Forest in Hanover

You take a bicycle and drive through the Eilenriede. This is on of the largest municipal forests in Europe – and in Hanover this forest is located just 2 km from the city center.

Eilenriede, Municipal Forest in Hanover

Of many residential areas it is even just a stone’s throw away. During the week the bike path network is a popular route for the daily commute to work.

Eilenriede, Municipal Forest in Hanover

And on weekends the Eilenriede is a popular destination with wide and narrow paths, small clearings, meadows and playgrounds.

Eilenriede, Municipal Forest in Hanover

For more information on the relevant page of the City Hanover – at the end of the page with an extensive flyer as PDF file for download.

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