Bike Touring Highlight
Includes segments in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
KYOCERA Document Solutions planned a hike.
April 16, 2018
The 14.5 square kilometer nature reserve is Germany's largest bog area and part of the nature park Flusslandschaft Peenetal. It is located south of the Peene estuary directly on the west coast of the Szczecin Lagoon. Where peat extraction at that time destroyed large parts of the raised bog, one can experience a unique moor landscape up close after years of rewetting. Here there is something to discover at any time of the year, the Kranichrast is spectacular in spring and autumn.In the 19th century, the Anklamer population recognized the suitability of the raised bog in today's city break for agricultural and forestry uses and for peat extraction. The marshes were heavily drained by ditches, which led to a sacking of the bog body. The peat extraction took place until 1945 and led to the halving of the original 500 hectares of raised bog area. Many of the trenches are now closed in the course of restoration measures and the flood of 1995 from the direction of the Szczecin Lagoon ensured a natural rewetting. The predominant part of the protected area is stocked with broken forests, in the withered areas moorland forests with peat mosses, beaked sedge and birch trees grow. On the way you can admire king fern, gagel bush and Gilbweiderich. There are 100 breeding species in the area, including white-tailed eagle, hawk, honey buzzard, crane and wryneck. Otters and beavers are native to the area.Sturdy footwear is generally recommended in the moor. In rainy season, parts of the track (last third) are only accessible with rubber boots.
March 28, 2018