Deutsch Intern
    Arbeitsgruppe Geographie und Regionalforschung

    Anna Sophie Frieser, M.Sc.

    Anna Sophie Frieser, M. Sc.

    Chair of Geography and Regional Science


    Tel.: +49 931 31-86938
    E-Mail: anna.frieser@uni-wuerzburg.de

    Institute of Geography and Geology
    Am Hubland
    97074 Würzburg

    Campus Southern Hubland
    Geography buildung
    Room 322b

    upon request


    • Management of protected areas
    • Tourism research
    • Regionalökonomie
    • Sustainable regional development
    • Economy of protected areas
    • Tourist value added

    Investigation of the regional economic effects of nature tourism in the Lüneburger Heide Nature Park

    The Lüneburg Heath Nature Park, Germany's first nature park, is particularly characterised by the interplay of natural and human influences. Formed by glacial processes and human agricultural use, the characteristic heathland landscape has evolved there, which has long been of particular importance to the local population for local recreation. In order to ensure that the cultural landscape of the Lüneburg Heath can still be experienced today and can function as a habitat for many rare plant and animal species, efforts were made as early as the beginning of the 20th century to protect it. The aim of the research is to quantify the economic significance of nature tourism in the Lüneburg Heath Nature Park.

    Regionalwirtschaftliche Effekte des nachhaltigen Tourismus in Naturparken und ’Total Economic Valuation’ der Nationalen Naturlandschaften

    In recent years, almost all German national parks and biosphere reserves have now been studied with regard to their regional economic impacts on the surrounding regions. The resulting data, such as visitors per year or the proportion of guests who come because of the respective protected area status, are part of the Integrative Monitoring Programme of the Federal Government and the Federal/Länder Working Group on Nature Conservation, Landscape Management and Recreation (LANA). For the category of nature parks, such an assessment of their importance for the tourism economy in Germany is still pending. Due to the large number of nature parks with more than 100 representatives, however, it is not feasible to carry out a comprehensive case-by-case analysis. Instead, a nationwide statement is made on the basis of detailed knowledge of selected case studies by means of extrapolation. Furthermore, it is the aim of the project to carry out a 'Total Economic Valuation' for the first time on the basis of the results on the economic significance of tourism that will then be available for all three categories of National Natural Landscapes as well as further analyses.

    since 01/2022
    Research assistant at the Chair of Geography and Regional Research at the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg

    Master of Science, Applied Human Geography, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg Master thesis: "State oft he art of socio-economic nature park research".

    Bachelor of Science, Geography, University of Augsburg Bachelor thesis: "Possibilities and limits of the implementation of a city management in Füssen".

    Practical activities

    04/2019 - 12/2019 & 07/2021 - 12/2021
    Student Assistant, Chair of Geography and Regional Research, Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg

    10/2020 - 02/2021
    Training, Design Thinking School at the Hasso Plattner Institute

    01/2020 - 09/2020
    Internship, Student Assistant, Mercedes Benz AG

    Internship, Markt und Standort Beratungsgesellschaft mbH

    Student Assistant, Chair of Human Geography, University of Augsburg

    Internship, Wirtschaftsrathaus of the City of Nuremberg

    Frieser, A., Bittlingmaier, S., Piana, T., Majewski, L. (2023): „Ökonomische Bewertung des nachhaltigen Tourismus in deutschen Naturparken“. In: Kühne, O., Sedelmeier, T., Jenal, C., Freytag, T. (Hrsg.): Landschaft und Tourismus. RaumFragen: Stadt – Region – Landschaft. Wiesbaden.

    Frieser, A. und Hilpert, M. (2021): Touristisch geprägte Klein- und Mittelstädte. Zentrale Handlungsfelder für Ortszentren mit großer Besucherzahl. In: Standort 45 (3): 187-193.