Since the 15th century, people began to cut peat in the Emsdettener Venn. Fuel was made from the peat. The greatest change occurred in the bog when about 100 years ago, large areas for agriculture were “cultivated”, drained and peat extraction intensified. The Venn was placed under nature protection in 1941 to preserve the last remnants of the raised bog. Today the peat layer has been preserved at 100 hectares and efforts are being made to renaturalise the Venn. In 2004 the Venn was designated an FFH (Fauna-Flora-Habitat) area, a special protection category of the EU.
The so-called Umringweg leads around the Venn. Along this path, various stations have been created that provide information about the flora and fauna in the bog. The flyer about the moor, which can be found in a small wooden box at the hiking car park in Ahlintel, is helpful. In this flyer you will learn a lot of interesting things about the moor and its flora and fauna.
On the way there is a 7 m high observation tower, from which you have a great view of the entire high moor area and about 1 km before the Ahlintel car park there is a viewing platform from which you can watch the birds on the wet meadows.
The Emsdettener Moor is definitely worth a trip. Beautiful paths and a fantastic view of the raised bog offer a great experience of nature.
September 7, 2019
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