Countless mighty trees. The path leads ever higher. And suddenly – arriving at the peak of the Lusen – walkers are faced with a breathtaking view: “Up on the mountain they savour the wind and, naturally, a sense of achievement for getting that far,” explains ranger Kristin Biebl, who regularly guides visitors to the Bavarian Forest National Park to the top of the Lusen.
Together with her colleagues, the 27-year-old hiker provides them with information about Germany’s oldest National Park. She checks, clears and secures the trails and looks after the animals that live in the forest. Protecting the environment is a special mission for her: “I want to make our guests aware of the need to protect the natural world and explain to them what the National Park means, why it exists and why it is such a good thing”, the young woman explains.