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The garden dormouse is native to very different habitats. However, these are often characterized by rocks.

In the south and southwest of Germany it occurs in forests (e.g. Hunsrück, Bavarian Forest), but can also be found in the urban area, in gardens, vineyards and orchards. There, densities can be quite high in some places.

In the middle and east, it mainly colonizes the higher altitudes of the low mountains and the habitats there are dominated by spruce forests.  

Southern and southwestern Germany

  • Forests in the lowlands and high altitudes
  • Settlements/Buildings
  • Warm slopes
  • Vineyards
  • Allotments


  • Conifer forests
  • Gorge and hillside mixed forests
  • Screes