The Protected Landscape Area Upper Palatine Forest
The Upper Palatine Forest is a geomorphological part of the Bohemian Forest. It is a mountain range divided between Germany and the Czech Republic. Before 1990 a significant part of the forest belonged to the border area of a small number of agriculture activities, and thus the forest territory is almost pristine. The Upper Palatine Forest is a very precious research area of the original forest associations, which is so important concerning environmental protection. There are pristine beech and fir tree associations, waterlogged spruce trees and raised bogs with mountain pines.