With 805 km², the Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park is the largest national park on the Baltic Sea. It covers a land area of 118 km² and a water area of 687 km². Very natural, only accesible via foot or bike. Beautiful landscape and long beaches. 163 breeding bird species are listed.
These include Great Cormorant, many duckspecies, Whooper Swan, Barnacle Goose, Red-breasted Merganser, Little Stint, Avocet European Golden Plover and Grey Plover. The national park is particularly known for its flock of Common Crane. Autumn is the highlight every year: from September to November, around 60,000 cranes pull through and remain in the area for several weeks.
You can only access the area by foot and certain trails by bike. Parkplaces you can find in Prerow, Wieck, Born or Ahrenshoop.
Terrain and HabitatForest, Plain, Steppe, Beach
ConditionsFlat, Swampy, Sandy, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitWinter
RoutePaved road, Unpaved road
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
For more info see http://www.nationalpark-vorpommersche-boddenlandschaft.de, www.natureum-darss.de and www.darsser-arche.de