Old Rhine Rees Island

The Rees Old Rhine Nature Conservation Area extends before the gates of Rees. The old river channel arcs through the grassland. In a small space, the nature conservation area provides valuable habitat for many species of animals and plants.

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Bienen Old Rhine, Millinger Sea, Hurler Sea and Empeler Sea

The Bienen Old Rhine, Millinger Sea and Hurler Sea nature conservation area is one of the most important and beautiful nature conservation areas in the Lower Rhine.

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Boetzelaer Sea

The Boetzelaer Sea offers migratory birds a quiet resting place and a rich and varied diet. Visitors to Boetzelaer Castle can enjoy the view of the area.

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Dyke Foreland near Grieth

Open countryside and green meadows await visitors to the Dyke Foreland near Grieth Nature Conservation Area. Several viewing places along the dyke offer a lovely view across the dyke foreland and the Rhine.

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Dornicksche Ward

The Dornicksche Ward is on the eastern banks of the Rhine in the dyke foreland to the south east of Emmerich. Typical river meadow areas with fresh meadows, old marsh forest and natural still water bodies characterise this tranquil landscape.

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Emmericher Ward

The Emmericher Ward Nature Conservation Area is a nationally important river meadow area. It is one of the most species-rich areas for dragonflies on the lower reaches of the Lower Rhine.

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Grietherort Old Rhine

In the Grietherort Old Rhine nature conservation area, the Lower Rhine river meadow landscape with the Old Rhine, river meadow woodland and neighbouring pastureland can be seen in their classic manifestation.

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Haffensche Landwehr, Sonsfeldsche Weiden

The fresh green colour, even at the height of summer when other meadows have already gone yellow, makes the Sonsfeldsche Weiden meadows special. You can learn what it is all about here.

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Hetter, Millinger Bruch

At first sight, the meadow and pasture lowlands between Emmerich and Reese appear completely insignificant. But they are one of the last paradises for meadow wading birds, such as the black-tailed godwit, curlew and lapwing.

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Kalflack

The Kalflack is a long, well-preserved Old Rhine branch between Emmerich Island and Wissel that flows into the Rhine not far from the Emmerich Rhine Bridge.

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Lohrwardt, Reckerfeld, Hübsche Grändort

The Hübsche Grändort nature conservation area is dominated by extended grassland areas. To the west are the Lohrwardt and Reckerfeld quarry lakes, with steep sandy banks for kingfishers and sand martins.

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Moiedtjes-Teiche

The 'Moiedtjes' are a complex of ponds, located to the west of Hüthum, with more than 30 semi-natural still bodies of water. In spite of its small size, the area is of outstanding importance for water flora and fauna.

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Wissel Dunes

The last remaining river or inland dunes in North Rhine-Westphalia are to be found in the Wissel Dunes nature conservation area. With its characteristic salty grassland vegetation, the nature conservation areas is a precious habitat for many specialised s

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