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Biosphere reserves in Lower Saxony

UNESCO protected areas on the Elbe river and North Sea coast

The biosphere reserves of the Wadden Sea and Elbe Valley create exciting and enlightening contact between people and nature.

Lower Saxony offers two opportunities to get to know very special ecosystems that are recognised as biosphere reserves. In these regions, UNESCO has initiated a protective concept that goes beyond the aspect of protecting nature. The focus here is on a sustainable development approach. This means that, in a biosphere reserve, both landscape-related and cultural, social and economic values are maintained and developed. The effect of people therefore plays a central role in a biosphere reserve.

Lower Saxony’s biosphere reserves – the Wadden Sea and Elbe Valley – create exciting and enlightening contact between people and nature. A mud walk offers “approachable mud” – the opportunity to experience the unique natural landscape of the Wadden Meer up close and personal. And the Biosphaerium visitor centre is just one way to discover the Elbe Valley.

Lower Saxony Wadden Sea

Natural landscape moved by the tides

The effect of the tide’s ebb and flow has created a very special coastal landscape: the Wadden Sea. more

Evening atmosphere on the Elbe valley

Elbe Valley Lower Saxony biosphere reserve

Beavers and sea eagles in the Elbe river landscape

The diverse landscapes along the Elbe river offer an ideal habitat for endangered plant and animal species. more

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