Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
"Oberalsterniederung" nature reserve
The 907 hectare lowland landscape along Oberalster and Rönne was designated in 2004 as the third largest nature reserve in Schleswig-Holstein. At the end of the last ice age, a huge ice reservoir stretched in this room. This was created after the glacier front blocked the way for the streams and rivers that originally drained to the east. The lake silted up over the course of millennia and extensive low moorland, floodplain and broken forests or swamps were created. In three areas raised bogs grew up out of the lowlands (Alsterquellmoor, Wakendorfer Moor and Schlappenmoor).
Since the early Middle Ages, settlement and traditional agriculture have created the rural cultural landscape with a high diversity of species and structures. Despite the change in landscape, the former high biotope value and a typical flora and fauna have been preserved.
The Oberalsterniederung nature reserve, with its mostly undeveloped rivers and wide, open lowlands, which are interspersed with raised bogs, swamps, floodplain forests, extensively used or spent meadows and pastures, is part of this European network. The Oberalster is also the habitat of the small creek and the lamprey, which are particularly protected from a European perspective.umweltdaten.landsh.de/nuis/lanis/schutzgebiet/nsg/bis/76-oberalsterniederung/76_Gebiet.php
March 30, 2020
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