Eastern shore of Lake Müritz

Ostufer der Müritz Luftbild
Ostufer der Müritz

Eastern shore of Lake Müritz

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  • Area: 
    4,974 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    53°26'N 12°46'E
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The Site is a complex of lakes, of which some are artificially regulated; it also features marshes, reedbeds, peatland, pasture, woods, thickets and dry pine forest. About 20 % of the area is covered by lakes. The lakes are representative of mesotrophic to eutrophic lakes oringinating from the Vistula glacial stage in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The area is an important resting site for various waterbirds and supports a rich marsh flora and diverse invertebrate fauna. Significant numbers of tufted duck (Aythya fuligula), common crane (Grus grus) and red-crested pochard (Netta rufina) are present. The area offers opportunities for research and educational activities. Several biotopes and species require management measures; succession and overgrowth because of insufficient or inappropriate management are potential threats.

Administrative region: 
District: Mecklenburgische Seenplatte; State: Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania; Federal Republic of Germany

  • National legal designation: 
    • national park - Müritz Nationalpark
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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