Lauenburg: Naturschutzgebiet "Hohes Elbufer"

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  • Siegfried LG

    The recreation area "Hohes Elbufer" is listed in the official list of all nature reserves in Schleswig-Holstein under the number 142. It lies on the Elbe between the cities of Geesthacht-Tesperhude and Lauenburg and is 469 hectares in size.The landscape is shaped ice age. Due to the glaciation in the course of the Saale glaciation 300,000 to 130,000 years before our era, the Hohe Geest arose. The partly over 80 meters high sand ridge drops steeply to the Elbe-Urstromtal from.The charm of this landscape is revealed by the interplay of water and land on one side and the height differences on the other side. From Geestrücken the visitor can look forward to impressive views of the Elbe and the Marsch in many places.At the foot of the Elbe slope you can enjoy the varied riparian vegetation with varied views of the stream and its old meadows on natural paths. On the Lower Saxon side of the Elbe, dikes shape the picture.Large parts of the Geest ridge and the slope are wooded. Many cycling and hiking trails open up the area. The vegetation is characterized by the southern exposure of the Elbe slope in a special way. The connoisseur will find here some rare vegetable. For some time, the beaver has returned and leaves its mark. Since 1997 the nature reserve "Hohes Elbufer" is part of the UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserve.Source:

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    • 15/01/2018

  • Siegfried LG

    At Lauenburg the hiking trails start in the nature reserve Kuhgrund. It is about 3.5-4 km to the "Old Salt Route" near Schnakenbek. There is the Reataurant "Alter Sandkrug". Here is a break possible.Until after Tesperhude there are another 5-6 km. There you will find various restaurants on the Elbe.It is in this area tours from 8 to 25 km tour length possible if you designed it as a round trip.

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    • 15/01/2018

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Location: around Lauenburg/Elbe, Herzogtum Lauenburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

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