Pirin National Park

The national park Pirin ( Bulgarian Национален парк " Пирин " [ naʦiɔnaʎɛn park pirin ] ) is located in the eponymous mountain range in the extreme south-west Bulgaria. It covers an area of ​​around 40,000 hectares, including the highest peak of Pirin Mountain, the 2914 m high Vihren heard. The park is included in the list of Natura 2000 sites.


In the National Park there are 176 lakes funnel, and the melting snow from time to time form other mountain lakes. From the National Park area about 80 % is covered by forest; be found in the forests of many black pines. The European Foundation for Natural Heritage ( EUR nature ) operates in the National Park, a project for the protection of wolves, with a large carnivore center to be set up.

With the Bajkuschewa Mura here is one of the oldest trees worldwide.

Visual impressions

The Gorno Wasilaschko Lake

The Bajkuschewa Mura, the oldest tree in Bulgaria