The Eilenriede is a 640-hectare (1,600-acre) inner-city park located within Hannover, Germany. It is one of Europe’s largest urban parks, and is also known locally as “grüne Lunge” meaning “green lung”. The connected forest area is one of the biggest inner-city forest areas in Europe. In Germany, the Eilenriede park is part of a group of inner-city or city near forest areas, like the Rostock Heath (6000 ha), the Dresden Heath (5900 ha), the Frankfurter Stadtwald (4800 ha) or the Berliner Grunewald (3000 ha). The Eilenriede is around the same size as the Stadtwald in Duisburg (600 ha) and is twice as big as Central Park (340 ha) in New York.