Romincka Forest

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"Krasny Les" redirects here. the villages in the Czech Republic, see Krásný Les (disambiguation).
A map of Suwalszczyzna with Puszcza Romincka in the north

Romincka Forest (Polish: Puszcza Romincka), also known as Rominta Forest or Krasny Les (Russian: Красный лес), a palaearctic ecoregion (called Puszcza Romincka) in the Taiga and boreal forests Biome, is located in Russia and Poland.

The German and Polish names of the forest are derived from the Old Prussian syllable rom, meaning calm or holy, as the forest was connected with the mythology of the Old Prussians. The Russian name, Krasny Les, means "red forest".


The forest complex is in the east of Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, northeastern Poland, and the southeast of Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia. The total area of the forest is about 360 km². It includes the protected area known as Puszcza Romincka Landscape Park. The Krasnaya River flows through the forest. Localities in the forest include Krasnolesye, Żytkiejmy, and Gołdap.

Prior to 1945 the forest was part of German East Prussia and known as the Rominter Heath (German: Rominter Heide). It was known as an Imperial Hunting ground for Kaiser Wilhelm II, who built his Rominten Hunting Lodge here and later Hermann Göring's Reichsjägerhof Rominten. The Potsdam Agreement after World War II divided the region between Poland and the Soviet Union.

See also[edit]

East Siberian taiga Russia
Iceland boreal birch forests and alpine tundra Iceland
Kamchatka-Kurile meadows and sparse forests Russia
Kamchatka-Kurile taiga Russia
Northeast Siberian taiga Russia
Okhotsk-Manchurian taiga Russia
Sakhalin Island taiga Russia
Scandinavian and Russian taiga Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden
Trans-Baikal conifer forests Mongolia, Russia
Urals montane tundra and taiga Russia
West Siberian taiga Russia
Romincka Forest Poland, Russia

Coordinates: 54°22′18″N 22°31′17″E / 54.37167°N 22.52139°E / 54.37167; 22.52139