Feldberg Lake District Nature Park
Welcome to the land of the eagles
Haus des Gastes Feldberg
Strelitzer Straße 42
17258 Feldberger Seenlandschaft
Tel. 039831/ 27 00
Fax: 039831/ 2 70 27
|The park lies between Feldberg
in Mecklenburg and Lychen in Brandenburg, bordering on Neustrelitz, Woldegk, Templin and the "Uckermaerk Lakes ". It
covers some 1.100 square kilometres and boasts a great deal of natural beauty, thanks to
careful conservation and development.
The landscape of the region was left by Ice Age upheavals and consists of hilly moraine and scree slopes around Feldberg and sandy flats between Lychen and Templin.
The wind has thrown up massive inland sand dunes around Tangersdorf and Bruesenwalde and there are many lakes in the area.
Principal among these is the
Luzin near Feldberg. At 58 m. it is the second deepest lake in Mecklenburg. It is home to
the deep water maraene, a species of fish that only occurs here.
Otters have made their home in
the Feldberg lakes. This is the natural stamp of approval for the purity and integrity of
nature since these creatures, now extremely rare in Europe, need expansive stretches of
water, rich in fish, in order to flourish.
The especially valuable habitats in the Naturep Park are protected under 15 nature reserves (NSG) as retreats for flora and fauna.
One special reserve is the Serrahn region in the centre of the Mueritz National Parks. From Serrahn the best walk is from Zinow or Carpin.
There is a small informative exhibition of flora and fauna in the region at Serrahn.
|One jewel in the Feldberg region is the
reserve at "Schmaler Luzin/Hullerbusch". The Schmale Luzin is a lake some
seven kilometres long, 150 to 300 m. wide and up to 34 m. deep.
Its waters are very clear and large parts of it are fringed by beech woods.
There is a well laid out network of footpaths around Schmale Luzin and a nice nature trail from the "Hullerbusch" to the reserve at "Hauptmannsberg".
"Hauptmannsberg" nature reserve has been an unwooded hilly terrain
since the middle ages; the Hauptmannsberg (121 m) is the highest point. It is mostly sand
and gravel moraine strewn with large boulders deposited after the last Ice Age.
The mighty beech trunks soar upwards like a Gothic cathedral in the reserve at "Heilige Hallen". This is the oldest beech wood in Germany which has been under a protection order since 1938. It is a reference example of a near natural grassy beech wood growing on moraine. Many trees have reached their ultimate age and are now slowly dying a natural death. Young trees are growing up in the gaps and the natural decay and regrowth is allowed to take place undisturbed.The old forests must have looked similar in our forefathers’ time.
|Enquiries about the Nature Park, walks and leisure facilities to the above address.|
|A selection of touring activities|
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