Environmental education and public relations work count among the most important tasks of biosphere reserves in Germany. A large-scale acceptance of measures to the benefit of nature conservation and landscape maintenance and environmentally friendly farming can only be achieved if correlations are presented in an understandable manner to the public. In addition to information, exemplary activities have to document the aims of a biosphere reserve and opportunities for public participation must be created. The framework management plan pro-poses a network of visitor centres and further information points and recommends the further development of already existing museums by including and considering the aims of the Rhön biosphere reserve. There is one museum in each of the three Länder which would be most suitable for such purposes. In addition, meetings, seminars, and lectures and intensified public relations activities should also take place in houses used by school classes for short visits, youth hostels and specific attrac-tions for outings to convey the aims of the biosphere reserve.