The health promoting effect of the forest has been long underappreciated; existing knowledge was lost or neglected as more discoveries were made in medical science. And this although the many positive effects of the forest on health have been scientifically demonstrated. Lungs, the musculoskeletal system and the psyche all "get their second wind" in the forest. Even patients with multiple morbidities regain at least part of their quality of life in curative and healing forests. Read about trees and their healing properties, about the macroclimate and, of course, about Europe’s first healing forest.
Welcome to the first Children's Healing Forest
Welcome to the Heringsdorf Healing Forest! The therapeutic forest locations for children with the stately beech trees (27% of the tree stock), fir trees (57%), the forest clearings, the rolling topography and the special coastal forest climate (forest and sea air) offer ideal conditions for promoting children’s health. [more about the exercising stations]