Research is one of the overriding goals in a national park. It contributes to a better understanding of processes in nature. From the findings of research, indications can be derived for a better protection of plants and animals as well as for a more nature-friendly use of landscapes outside the national park. The Berchtesgaden National Park thus has an impact far beyond its borders. We distinguish between research in the narrower sense and long-term environmental observation (monitoring).
Since 1997, the National Park, together with the Bavarian Geological Survey (GLA), has been marking karst waters on the National Park's mountain ridges.
The research project Quell NPB "Springs in the Bavarian National Parks as indicators of climate change" now summarizes the collected knowledge.
As an authority within the scope of the Bavarian Ministry of the Environment, the National Park Administration has been tasked with transforming its geospatial data into the new standard.
A detailed database of past national park research is currently being developed. If you have any questions or would like to know about past projects, the Research Department will be happy to help you.