Gemenc is a unique forest that is found between Szekszárd and Baja, in Hungary. This is the only remaining tidal area of the Danube in Hungary. The wood's fauna include stags, boars, storks, grey herons, gyrfalcons, meadow eagles, and kites. Various amphibians and reptiles can also be found. The stag population has worldwide fame, since its genetic stock is outstanding, and the stags' antlers are impressive. Due to the various watery habitats, many fish species are present.
Close to the waters, willow and poplar forests are typical. It is the habitat of the curiosity Freyer's purple emperor (Hungarian: Magyar színjátszólepke). Furthermore, Gemenc is home to 13 other sheltered butterfly species.
Gemenc is part of the Danube-Drava National Park, and it is a nature reserve.
|National park||Danube-Drava National Park|
|Territory||340 km²; 177.79 km² protected|
|% of stoutly protected||15.02%|
|Dimensions||In a 5–10 km wide band along the Danube in southern Hungary|
- Gemenc Forest and Game Co. Ltd. - forest management
- Gemenc Forest School - English site Dead Link
- "I Like Gemenc" a video showing a day of the narrow gauge, logging railroad