Information for Visitors
In April the sky larks rise into the air singing,
in July the heath wears a purple cloak,
in October the morning sun is reflected thousandfold in a sea of dew drops and
in January the hare leaves its footprints in the freshly fallen snow.
In times like this attentive observers of nature delight in their environment.
In the coastal heath area Cuxhavener Küstenheiden new things can be discovered in any season, whether the eye scans the wide open landscape or takes pleasure in the little miracles by the wayside.
The coastal heaths are unique in Germany for their size and form and present a most attractive landscape for recreation. The perennial grazing of a large mixed herd of aurochs (Heck cattle) and wild horses (koniks) is an additional attraction that is presented in few other places.
Therefore there exists a unique opportunity to experience nature, not only in the areas of Cuxhavener Küstenheiden, which are situated outside of the former military training ground (Duhner Heide, Sahlenburger Heide, etc.), but also in Altenwalder Heide (LIFE project area).
The planned creation of a viewing platform and a nature trail as well as the introduction of 20 information panels are an important focal point within the LIFE project.
These elements help to experience the beauty and the particular charm of the coastal heath areas without disturbing the fauna or flora.
- LIFE Nature Project
- Project Sponsors and Financing
- Project Goals
- Project Organisation
- Location and Size
- Usage History
- Geology and Soils
- Biotope and Habitat Types
- Animal and Plant Species
- Project of National Significance
- Natura 2000, Nature Reserve
- Heck Cattle and Konik Horse Grazing
- Wisent Grazing
- Small Ponds
- Development of Forests Suited to the Location
- Removal of Small Trees and Shrubs
- Information for Visitors
Nds. Landesbetrieb für Wasserwirtschaft, Küsten- und Naturschutz
Außenstelle "Naturschutzstation Unterelbe"
Alte Hafenstr. 2
Tel: +49 (0)4779 / 92681-14
Fax: +49 (0)4779 / 92681-15