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  • Wallnau Waterbird Reserve
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    Wallnau Waterbird Reserve

    The Wallnau Waterbird Reserve (German: Wasservogelreservat Wallnau) is one of the most important reserves for migratory birds in Germany and the largest of NABU's nature conservation centres. The former pond estate of Wallnau lies on the west coast of the Baltic island of Fehmarn and covers, in its core zone, an area of just under 300 hectares (740 acres), of ponds, reed beds and meadows as well as part of the Baltic Sea and its fringing beaches. The nature conservation centre houses an exhibition on bird migration, a small restaurant and seminar rooms. Paid and volunteer workers look after conservation-related work and public relations. The centre is certified as the provider of education for sustainable development.

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Fehmarn Overview

Since 1963 Fehmarn has been connected to the German mainland by a road and rail bridge crossing the Fehmarn Sound Bridge. It is 963.40 m long and 69 m high. The Fehmarn Belt, a strait separating Fehmarn from Lolland, is located on the side opposite to Germany. It can be crossed by ferries travelling between the seaports of Puttgarden, Germany, and Rødbyhavn, Denmark. The crossing takes about 45 minutes.

Things to See in Fehmarn

The largest community on Fehmarn is Burg, with 6000 inhabitants. In addition, there are many small villages. The coasts serve as resting places for migratory birds, and it is thus a paradise for ornithologists. The islands bird reserves are looked after by NABU's conservation centre at the Wallnau Waterbird Reserve. In Burg there is a large aquarium with 40 fish tanks.

Fehmarn is famous for its nature and recreation areas, especially during summer times (July-September) and is also well known for its Windsurf and Kitesurf spots. Currently there are more than ten Surfspots known on the island.

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More about the History of Fehmarn

Fehmarn was first mentioned in 960. In the early 19th century, it fell under Prussian rule. Fehmarn was also the location of Jimi Hendrix's final concert, at the Open Air Love & Peace Festival, on September 6th, 1970.

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Fehmarn is an island and - since 2003 - a town on this island in the Baltic Sea, off the eastern coast of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, and ca. 18 kilometers south of the Danish island of Lolland. It belongs to the district of Ostholstein. The area is 185 km² and the coastline is 78 km. The highest hills are the "Hinrichsberg" (27.2 m) and the "Wulfener Berg" (26.5 m)

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