The Rhäden was once one of the largest wetlands in the Hessian-Thuringian borderland and thus habitat of an extremely diverse flora and fauna. After multiple draining phases since 1859, many years of grassland and arable land were used, but later also large-scale abandonment.
Thanks to creative renaturation measures, Rhaden has been one of the most important resting areas for wading, water and meadow birds in Hesse and Thuringia since the 1970s. In addition, the complex of Thuringian and Hessian nature reserve is a particularly important part of the network system "Wetlands of the Werraaue" and the "Green Belt" in Thuringia. An alluvial landscape of supraregional importance as a habitat of endangered and endangered bird species as well as numerous other, rare animal and plant species ,
May 26, 2018
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