Bike Touring Highlight
The Federsee, located in Bad Buchau in Upper Swabia, is a true contemporary witness. The former 30 km2 large meltwater lake silted up naturally after the last ice age. This resulted in extensive moorland areas and the lake area reduced to its current size of 1.4 km2. The Federseemoor is the largest contiguous bog area in southwest Germany and, with its flat lake, offers a habitat for many animal and plant species that have been adapted to warm, nutrient-rich waters.With its natural living conditions, the Federseemoor is a paradise for 271 bird species that have been documented to date. Not only the lake itself is a resting place for important migratory and water birds: in the so-called "reed belt", which surrounds the whole lake hundreds of meters in some places, the birds find food, breeding opportunities, hiding places and sheltered sleeping places.Extensive wet meadows, which are among the largest of their kind in the country, run directly adjacent to the reed belt. They are also a refuge for rare species due to their gentle management. Many insects, including butterflies, ground-nesting birds and orchids, feed on the late mowing of the meadow.
June 25, 2021
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