Our portal communities are meant to be "doors" opening up the Nature Park Black Forest Central/North for you to experience. All portal communities represent the nature park in general, but they also have their own regional or local focus and strengths. They all feature an introductory exhibition on the nature park that is extended step by step to cover their own regional subjects, growing into a network of decentralised nature park information centres. Eleven portal communities have been selected, and they cover the regions and the main access routes to the nature park.
Though the towns and villages situated in the central and northern Black Forest region have a lot in common, they are also characterised by their own typical regional features and specialities. These differences express themselves, for example, in land use, topography, settlement structure and culture and are the reason why the nature park offers such a variety of possibilities that, together, give the region its special flair. This is why the nature park cannot be represented by one single community, but only by many communities together. This was the idea when we designated portal communities that welcome visitors along the edges of the nature park and along the main tourist routes.