The forest that belongs to the royal family is spread out through various parts of the different valleys within the Odenwald. It reaches from the Neckar valley in the south
to Main valley in the north.
At the end of the 19th century the family began building up the forest because it was eminent that it would be important in the future. The forest consists of various kinds of trees and through the natural regeneration of the sandstone it was cultivated according to the elements of natural forestry.
The forest has a lot of its own trees such as spruce, pine and larch, but it also has large amounts of beech, oak and other deciduous trees.
The hunting of red deer, roe deer and wild boars is an old tradition of the royal family. Besides experiencing natural wild life, hunting balances out the ecological system with the natural amount of wild life needed in the forest.
The Prince Leiningen Forestry administration office allocates hunting permission licenses to interested legitimate hunters for a set fee.
You can buy venison through the forestry and fishing areas are also allocated here.