Natural monuments; determination

Particularly impressive natural objects may be designated as natural monuments.


Individual creations of nature (e.g. a particularly valuable individual tree) or corresponding areas of up to five hectares (e.g. a particularly valuable meadow) can be protected as natural monuments, the preservation of which is in the public interest, e.g. because of their rarity, peculiarity or beauty, or their scientific, natural-historical or regional significance. The parts of nature and landscape protected as natural monuments may in principle not be destroyed, damaged or changed.

The district administrative authorities (district offices and independent municipalities) are responsible as lower nature conservation authorities according to Art. 51 Para. 1 No. 4 BayNatschG for issuing legal ordinances on natural monuments (§ 28 BNatSchG).


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