UNESCO Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO Middle Elbe Biosphäre Reserve
The UNESCO Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve stretches a total of 303 kilometers along the Elbe River. It runs between Seehausen in the north and Lutherstadt Wittenberg in the east. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1977 as part of the Elbe River Landscape Biosphere Reserve. Numerous animal and plant species live in the floodplain landscapes of the biosphere reserve.
For example, sea eagles, beavers, irises and water nuts are native to the UNESCO Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve. The beaver in particular feels very much at home on the banks of the Elbe and is regarded as a symbolic animal of the green Elbe landscape. Today, more than a thousand beavers live on the banks of the Elbe.
Along the Central Elbe Biosphere Reserve there is also an exciting cultural landscape to discover, such as Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Wörlitz or Magdeburg.
On foot, the biosphere reserve can be easily discovered via 19 different floodplain trails, spread across the entire protected area.