|Natura Trail Bohemian Forest/umava officially opened by Karl Frais|
On 4. July 2008, the first cross-border Natura Trail in the Bohemian Forest was officially opened by Karl Frais, Member of the Parliament in Upper Austria and chairman of the Austrian Friends of Nature, at the border triangle Austrian/Czech Republic/Germany. The hiking trail through the varied forestall countryside was described in detail by the Friends-of-Nature team in cooperation with the Šumava National Park, the Tourism Association Bohemian Forest, the Youth Association for the Protection of Nature Haslach and the “Böhmerwaldschule”
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Karl Frais emphasised the importance of the first border-crossing Natura Trail in his opening speech: Where the Iron Curtain once was an insurmountable border, regions now get closer and closer and make joint efforts for the preservation of the countryside and a sustainable regional development. "A landscape with bonding force!" is reminiscent of the motto of the Landscape of the Year Bohemian Forest/Šumava – as proclaimed by the International Friends of Nature in 1999/2000. Already at that time numerous initiatives were taken to promote a sustainable development and sound tourism in the region. The Natura Trail Bohemian Forest/Šumava aims to contribute to that.