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Bare branches, brown needles, rotten trees. There are some stretches in the National Park area where the bark beetle has been particularly active. It is in fact a kind of natural woodland development where spruce cultures die off to make room for more resistant mixed forest vegetation. While this natural process is going on, certain precautionary measures have to be respected to cope with the danger of falling trees: Keep out of the forest in strong winds, heavy rain or when trees might break under snow. Don’t stop under fragile branches or treetops.
+++ You act at your own risk+++
Take note of diversions Attention: individual sections of the trail can be temporarily impassable because of fallen trees (bark beetle damage). This relates in particular to the 3rd, 4th and 5th stage of the Malerweg Trail.
We make efforts to provide all relevant information without delay on this page.
Before you start your trip, please inform yourself on this homepage or ask your host or tourist information staff for the current state of affairs. You can also call the National Park phone service to update yourself about closed or impassable routes in the National Park: +4935022 50240 (daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Sundays and holidays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
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