Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve

A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1979

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UNESCO | Biosphärenreservat

The Biosphere Reserve Mittelelbe with its unique and abundant animal and plant life is part of the marketing network Luther | Bauhaus | Garden Kingdom. It is with good reason that this incredible floodplain landscape along the Elbe River bears this title. Forming the biggest part of the Biosphere Reserve Riverlandscape Elbe which extends over five German Länder, the area is dedicated to the protection of endangered animals and plants such as the famous Elbe beaver. Other rare species which have their habitat here include the Siberian iris and the kingfisher. The first areas of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Riverlandscape Elbe were put under protection as early as 1979.

The Information Centre Auenhaus provides information about the reserve for children and adults alike.


Information Centre Auenhaus

Information Centre Auenhaus

The Information Centre Auenhaus contains an interactive exhibition on the special features of the reserve’s flora and fauna including different seasonal events and guided tours.

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Beaver Observation Area

Beaver Observation Area

Observe Europe’s largest rodent in its natural habitat by a look-out. In addition, a window in the beaver's lodge gives you the unique opportunity to get a glimpse of a beaver family’s life.

 

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