The Fischbeker Heide is a very popular destination of the hamburger. South of the Hanseatic city lies this nature reserve and former forest area. When the broom heath flowers in late summer, the landscape shines as if it were covered by a purple carpet. If you keep your eyes and ears open, you will discover the immense species and plant wealth of this area.
October 6, 2016
With about 770 ha, the NSG Fischbeker Heide is the third largest nature reserve in Hamburg.
"The typical extensive heathland with scattered trees is not original." It was created by human use Starting from the Stone Age and reaching its peak in the Middle Ages, the destruction of the original oak birch forests was carried out by clearing and grazing.The spreading heather was in Discarded heath land was used as stable litter and after barn cleaning as fertilizer for the fields.Each sheep and goat farming and beekeeping were important sources of income.These forms of use led to a constantly rejuvenating heather and to a decimation of tree growth.
In the Fischbeker heath, pine trees and birches have proliferated in contrast to the juniper of the Lüneburg Heath. "
October 21, 2018
When the broom heath flowers from mid-August to early September, gigantic purple carpets spread across Hamburg's third-largest nature reserve, the Fischbeker Heide, giving the landscape a grand character. A walk in this season is a special experience for the eyes and ears, because unlike his bigger sister, the Lüneburg Heath, the Hamburg Sanctuary is far from overcrowded. And who brings the right leisure, is rewarded by the discovery of an immense species-rich flora and fauna.
March 2, 2019
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