Geopark GrenzWeltenseeks Geotope of the Year 2021

This year, the GrenzWeltenNational Geopark would again like to honour a geotope that is particularly worthy of protection. Last year, the "Ederstede (Klingelstede)" near Burgwald-Birkenbringhausen received the honour. With this campaign, the Geopark wants to highlight the importance and value of individual geological objects for the public - and at the same time contribute to their protection. Proposals will be accepted until 26 March.

Geotopes are earth-historical formations of inanimate nature that provide insights into the development of the earth and life. They include outcrops of rocks, soils, minerals and fossils as well as special natural creations such as karst caves or rock formations. They are worthy of preservation if they are distinguished by their special geological significance, rarity or beauty. Geotopes are particularly valuable for science and research, but also for teaching natural history and local history.

The award as "Geotope of the Year 2021" is made by the project office of the National Geopark GrenzWelten. Proposals with a brief description of the object and a short justification of the proposal can be submitted by individual citizens, citizens' groups and associations until 26 March. The project office calls for active participation. It will check the suitability of the proposal and present the selected geotope in the local press, on the homepage and on the Geopark's social media channels. For further information, please contact the project office of the Border WorldsNational Geopark by telephone on 05631 954-512 or by e-mail to