The Schmachter Lake
The origins of the Schmachter Lake
Part of the Schmachter Lake nature reserve and * Fangerien is the Schmachter Lake in BINZ auf Rügen. The Lake due to the settlement was given the name Sahib, who has been to the past directly on the southwestern shore of Lake.
The origin of the Lake is already in the ice age. This time there was a glacier tongue, What is the Lake. In the early days, he was still part of the Baltic Sea and had a depth of about 15 Meters on. Ago 5000 Years he has been due to the resulting spit “Small Heath” separated from the Baltic Sea. Today, the Lake is a shallow Lake, which has a depth of only between one and two meters. The water surface is located on a size of around 118 Hectares.
It borders on the north end of BINZ. The well developed waterfront in BINZ is called Park of the senses, because it is here particularly quiet and relaxing. The Park of the senses on the occasion of the international horticultural exhibition IGA branch was laid in the year 2003. The promenade, which is also on the Bank at BINZ, is a very popular meeting place especially in the evening hours. This place is ideally suited, to experience the sunset. The Lake can be widely explored on the well-marked hiking trail.
The flora and fauna
On the slopes of the Lake you will find mainly beech forests. The foot of the slope is punctuated by certain sources. Seaward, alder and swamps align themselves. The banks are partly covered with reeds and swing bog vegetation. Almost all vegetation complexes around the Lake are rich in endangered species. Just the shore areas as the lake itself are breeding habitat, Resting Habitat and food Habitat for a variety of bird species. These include the Bittern, the great Reed Warbler, Grey geese, a variety of duck species, of geese but also from dwarf adoption, White-tailed eagles and Osprey.
Anyone looking for peace and tranquillity and proximity to a wide variety of plant and bird life, He should visit be sure once the Schmachter Lake.
*Fangerien = beech forest on the Nortwestufer of the Schmachter Lake