UBA President praises sustainable tourism and urges continued moves forward
First Fahrtziel Natur Award presented in Düsseldorf
The Fahrtziel Natur, or "Destination Nature", Award 2009, was granted in Düsseldorf for the first time today. This prize, with a cash value of 25,000 euros in the form of a communications package, has gone to the Nationalpark- und Naturparkregion Bayerischer Wald (Bavarian Forest) for its Igelbusse/Bayernwald Ticket project. The award-winning project is exemplary in its cross-linkage and optimisation of sustainable mobility for the tourism sector. The Bavarian Forest national park is linked to public means of transport, and its most important facilities and trails can be accessed via the Waldbahn train and the natural gas-fueled Igel bus. The Bayernwald ticket entitles passengers to travel on bus and rail in the middle of Europe’s largest forest reserve.