Between 2002 and now, the Foundation gradually purchased a total of 12,800 hectares of land on the former military training grounds of Jüterbog, Heidehof and Lieberose south of Berlin and Tangersdorf north of Berlin.
Making nature in its beauty and fascination accessible is the stated goal of Brandenburg Wilderness Foundation. Wilderness areas have always held a fascination for us humans. They are therefore demonstrably also an important factor for ecotourism.
The Lieberoser Heide International Nature Exhibition (I.N.A.) is an innovative concept which has been developed as part of a strategic planning process with the state of Brandenburg and local stakeholders. It is a new exhibition format and a major event.
The Brandenburg Wilderness Foundation took the opportunity to found wilderness on the sites of four selected former military training grounds. Founded in Potsdam by private and public partners in 2000, it now owns and takes care of over 12,800 hectares that are unique in Germany for their size, lack of roads and wilderness development.
With the aim of supporting, experiencing as well as exploring wilderness (“Wildnis stiften, erleben und erforschen”) the Foundation has taken a holistic approach from the beginning, striving to promote wider knowledge of wilderness and to make its beauty and fascination accessible for the public.
"We, the Brandenburg Wilderness Foundation, protect and network large wilderness areas so that nature can develop freely. This is our contribution to the preservation of biodiversity. We create the ancient woodlands of tomorrow and bring people nearer to the importance and beauty of undisturbed nature."