What is wilderness?
Wild areas in Germany should have a minimum size of 1,000 hectares (this equals 1,400 soccer fields) and must remain untouched by humans.
In brief: here, nature can take its own course.
The following criteria should be met:
The criteria represent the common understanding of wilderness of the ‚Wilderness in Germany‘ initiative, which is in line with the definition of wilderness of the ‚Wild Europe initiative‘.