The little green backpacks, which families can now borrow in the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park Region, are equipped with a pocket knife, a magnifying glass, an "insect hoover" and many other explorer utensils. The "explorer backpacks" are an idea of the local tourism authorities, who want to offer locals as well as guest families an exciting day in the countryside.
After all, there is so much to see and explore in the forest, streams, ponds and meadows in the region. An identification book for children is included, and those who want to can join in a quiz for little explorers. For the thirst in between, there is a free hiking water from Schwollener Sprudel in every backpack.
The campaign is also supported by the outdoor outfitter VAUDE from Tettnang, which, like the National Park Region, is a partner in the "Best of Hiking" network. "Environmental protection starts with the youngest. Those who understand the beauties and interrelationships in nature at an early age will later also be actively involved in protecting the environment. "We are pleased that with our new VAUDE children's backpacks made of recycled material, we can make a contribution to helping little environmental sleuths discover their living environment," says Jenz Nothaft, Head of Sponsoring & Cooperation at VAUDE.
The explorer backpacks are available at the camping reception.
The rental fee per day is €5, and a deposit of €20 is required on site.
Those who successfully complete the discovery quiz will receive a certificate.