The Way to Nature

Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald 2010

As you stroll through the woods, your senses are on high alert: you gaze at the forest floor, raise your eyes to the heavens, peer around the next tree or seek out the ground beneath a root.

Forty years ago, Germany’s first national park was created in the Bavarian Forest. In 1982, in order to make this enormous protected area better known to its many visitors, the Hans-Eisenmann-Haus Visitor Centre was inaugurated, the first of its kind in Germany. „The Way to Nature – A History of Forest and People“, Kathi Kæppel designed for Holzer Kobler Architeturen the children’s line for the exhibition that offers a glimpse of nature through the lens of culture. Inspired by the main object on display, the forest itself, she created 14 three-dimensional kinetic dioramas and the animated short film „Das Flotterlu“.


  • Communication Arts Award of Excellence
  • Professional Show 3  x 3 – The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration
Client: Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald
Agency: Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Credits: Frederik Ring (animation), Holger Marseille (music, sound)
Media: Kinetic Installations, Animation, HD TV, 7.20 mins