Since the 15th century, people started piling peat in Emsdettener Venn. From the peat fuel was produced. The biggest change was experienced by the moor when, about 100 years ago, they "cultivated" large areas of land for agriculture, dried them and intensified peat extraction. Already in 1941, the Venn were placed under protection to preserve the last remnants of the raised bog. Today, the peat layer has been preserved for just 100 ha and efforts are being made to renaturate the Venn. In 2004 the Venn received the designation as FFH (Fauna-Flora-Habitat) area, a special protection category of the EU.
Around the Venn leads the so-called Umringweg. Along this route, various stations have been set up to inform about the flora and fauna in the moor. Helpful to this is the flyer on the moor, which can be seen from a small wooden box on the hiking car park Ahlintel. In this flyer you learn a lot of interesting facts about the moor and its flora and fauna.
On the way there is a 7 m high observation tower, from which one has a great view over the whole moor area and about 1 km before the parking lot Ahlintel there is still a viewing platform, from which one can observe the birds in the wet meadows.
The Emsdettener Moor is definitely worth a visit. Beautiful paths and fantastic views of the moorland provide a great nature experience.
September 7, 2019
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