Places to go forest bathing

Places to go forest bathing

What is forest bathing and how do you do it!

So before we introduce you to some of Euregio Meuse-Rhine majestic forests and magical woodlands, maybe you’re wondering what forest bathing even is?

Forest bathing originates from the Japanese practice of “shinrin-yoku“. Translated literally, it means forest bath. It involves sitting quietly in a forest or woodland and using your senses to mindfully connect with the natural surroundings, completely immersing yourself in them.

The idea is to calm the overactive mind and stress levels brought on by modern life. There are even studies that show forest bathing lowers cortisol, heart rate, blood pressure, and depression or anxiety symptoms – all of which benefit health and counteract illnesses. Worth a try, right?

Forest bathing is the perfect way to embrace the wonder of Euregio Meuse-Rhine’s incredible nature. Immerse yourself in the scents, sounds and sights of an incredible forest and feel your worries float away. Go one step further and take a forest bathing holiday to reap the full rejuvenation benefits.

The woodlands during the walks & hikes:

During stage 1.

– for more info see here … (YouTube video impression in the Dutch language)

    During stage 2.


      During stage 3.


        During stage 4.

        Naturpark Worm Natur-Wildnis, for more info read or click here… or read or click here… (In the German language)

          During stage 5.

          NSG Teverner Heide
          NSG Rodenbach – Gangelt / Mindergangelt

            During stage 6.

            Tüdderner Fenn

              During stage 7.

              Nationaal Park Hoge Kempen

                During stage 8.

                Nationaal Park Hoge Kempen

                  During stage 9.

                  Natuurreservaat Het Wik – (Only possible to visit with a guide)

                    During stage 10.

                    Domeinbos het Holland