The Pietzmoor is the largest continuous marsh in the Lüneburg Heath

Pietzmoor

The Pietzmoor is named after the little village of Pietz, and is the largest contiguous area of bog on the Lüneburg Heath in northern Germany. The bog lies southeast of the town of Schneverdingen and is bordered to the south by the village of Heber. The Pietzmoor has an average peat depth of 4 m, its maximum thickness is 7.5 m. The bog is the source of the rivers Böhme and Veerse.

For centuries the bog provided the inhabitants of the surrounding villages with peat for fuel.

Today the Pietzmoor is an attractive tourist distination in the Lüneburg Heath Nature Reserve with an area of 2.5 km². Two board walks, 4.8 km and 6.6 km long, run right through the marshy terrain.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pietzmoor - 05.03.2012

Pietzmoor in the Lüneburg Heath

The marsh is not the first, crossing our mind with the words livable environment.

However it is a precious part of our landscapes, without which our beautiful homeland would be poorer.

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