Landscape services


Key landscape services

The services described as 'key landscape services' are important for recognising landscape potential and thus strengthening landscape qualities. Spatially relevant projects and planning efforts often fail to specify or consider these services sufficiently or explicitly.

Identity and connectedness

Natural features, their development, and human use shape landscapes. Experiences, encounters, events, and stories inspire feelings of connectedness and belonging to specific landscapes.

Aesthetic enjoyment

Enjoyment using all the senses and including the corresponding pleasure of an appealing-looking landscape, well-being effects, and direct experience.

Recreation and health

Spending time and exercising in a landscape promote health. Attractive landscapes increase physical and mental well-being.

Location attractiveness

Beautiful views and proximity to outdoor recreation areas are sought-after characteristics when choosing where to live. Landscapes provide the essential foundation of tourism.