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Unique natural forests of the lowlands

The carbonate-free variant of the Central European lowlands beech forest (planar) on Ice Age sands grows in Serrahn. After an almost complete clearing during Slavic or early-German times, a beech forest developed which in part has not been cultivated for more than 50 years and now represents the development cycles of beech forests in an impressive way. Sea eagles and osprey as well as cave-breeding bird species in extraordinary numbers live here due to the close proximity of the beech forest and extensive natural lakes.

Serrahn contains the best-structured lowlands beech forest on Ice Age sands in Europe. An ancient very well structured beech forest determines the forest patterns. Lakes and bogs enhance the forest landscape. The beech forest shows its extension limits due to wetness on the borders.

Reserve: Müritz National Park

World Natural Heritage area: 268 ha

Zone: planar

Federal state: Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania


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