The Geltinger Birk Nature Reserve at the mouth of the Flensburg Fjord entices visitors to discover its unspoilt nature. Whether on foot, by bike or riding in a carriage, either by yourself or with a guided group – here you can let your gaze and thoughts wander afar, while taking deep breaths to tank new energy and inspiration.
"Today, controlled waterlogging of the Birk is again in place. Brackish water, a mixture of salt and fresh water, collects in the hollows, creating new habitats for plants and animals."
At the Birk kiosk close to the Charlotte Mill at the western entrance to the Birk Nature Reserve, which is visible for miles around, Nadine Kammerer spoils you with hearty snacks, spicy soups and home-baked cakes. And in Nieby, you can enjoy sweet delicacies at Jutta Schulke-Vandre´s delightful Café Lichthof, from raspberry gateau to hedgehog slices – while sitting, if the weather is fine, in the garden among blossoming roses, vetch and marguerites.
Photo: Bodo Nitsch
Only a few steps away, the Geltinger Birk Integrated Station in the former Falshöft pilot house offers a multimedia show with information on the biotopes and biodiversity across the peninsula´s 773 hectares. And on the western side of the Birk, a hut erected by Germany´s Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) invites you to enjoy some bird-watching – a perfect spot to take a break and absorb the beauty of the Birk and the Baltic Sea in complete tranquility.
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