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Holiday on Fehmarn? In harmony with nature!

Holidays in an environment of unspoilt nature

Tens of thousands of migratory birds and several million take-offs and touch-downs every year – Fehmarn is by far the most important air hub in Germany as a resting place for these birds on their way north or south. The four protected nature reserves with their ideal locations and rich food supply provide ideal breeding grounds and habitats for them. Here you can experience nature at its best. And to make sure that this paradise will continue to exist, the municipality, residents and local enterprises have taken various initiatives to promote a more conscious and sustainable approach to nature.

© Tourismus-Service Fehmarn, Dirk Moeller

Close to the Birds

The NABU Waterfowl Sanctuary Wallnau

The NABU Waterfowl Sanctuary Wallnau on the west coast of Fehmarn is one of the ecologically most valuable regions in northern Germany with an area of almost 300 hectares. Here you can enjoy bird watching at close range – for example from one of the lookouts or from the 10-metre-high observation tower. If you feel like immersing yourself even more deeply in the local flora and fauna, you might walk along the “Path of the Senses”, visit the exhibition center or ask for information during one of the intriguing guided tours.

 

 

 

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Less plastic in the sea

Stand together for a sustainable Fehmarn

Plastic is handy, but it also causes huge problems by polluting the oceans. The initiative "im meer weniger plastik!" (less plastic in the sea!), supported by the Fehmarn Tourism Board, is an initiative of the Environmental Council of the Fehmarn municipality, the NABU Waterfowl Sanctuary Wallnau, the Wassersport Fehmarn e.V. association, the Surfrider Foundation, the political party Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and the Fehmarn beach patrons.

Its aim is to motivate the business community, the population and the guests of the island through various campaigns to avoid littering the island and the sea-water with plastics. So far this has been only partly achieved by our appeal to voluntarily avoiding the use of plastic bags and using reusable crockery instead, and by our introduction of beach ashtrays. In one of our regular campaigns volunteers help us to clean the natural beaches from rubbish.

Logo im meer weniger plastik Fehmarn
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Bee Island Fehmarn

Bees are extremely important for the pollination of plants in support of our ecosystem. Unfortunately, the bee population is severely at risk throughout Germany and Europe. With the project "Bee Island Fehmarn", Fehmarn municipality is trying to improve the long-term living conditions for bees for example by setting up special areas where bees can thrive. Such areas can be identified by signs with the bee logo. Associations, farmers and the local population at large are thus encouraged to become actively involved in this process of saving our bees.

 

 

 

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NABU garbage-free on the beach & reusable crockery

Nowadays, more and more garbage ends up in the oceans. That’s why the NABU, (a nature-protection NGO) together with the local authorities of Fehmarn and some service providers have launched the pilot project "Garbage-free on the beach" to avoid one-way packaging, especially with regard to the catering facilities near the beach. A reusable system helps to avoid waste, save resources and protect our sea and its inhabitants.

Reusable crockery on Fehmarn
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