About the reserve
Central Balkan National Park will mark the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK with open days from 16 to 22 of September and an information stand in Markoteya City Park in Gabrovo.Read more >>
According to the Central Balkan National Park Management plan, Road Kalofer town - Panitsite locality - Botev Peak is with restricted access of until 10 motor vehicles per day and it is allowed only in the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and thought the Bulgarian official rest days from the 1st of June to the 15th of September.Read more >>
The Park Directorate assigns the implementation of fire-fighting measures under activity №11 Preventive activities against fires in forest natural habitats, within the Project "Restoration and protection of natural habitats and species in the Central Balkan National Park".Read more >>
Dzhendema (Hell) Reserve was established on March 28, 1953. It is included in the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Program. Dzhendema encompasses 4,220.2 hectares, and is the largest Reserve in the Balkan Range and the second largest Reserve in Bulgaria. It is centered on a granite extrusion near Botev Peak, combined with limestone outcroppings to form steep slopes; deep, narrow gorges; massive rock cliffs; and huge waterfalls. The tallest waterfall in Bulgaria, Raiskoto Praskalo (Paradise Gusher) is directly below Botev Peak.
Dzhendema Reserve shelters beech and fir forests and large meadows with unique sub-alpine grassy species and communities. Because of its specific geological and climatic conditions, the area is rich in endemic species and rare plants. It is an active source of new wildlife species.