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National Natural Landscapes UNESCO Biosphärenreservat Flusslandschaft Elbe-Brandenburg

Neuhausstraße 9
19322 Rühstädt


Leisure Wheelchair users
In the extreme northwest of Brandenburg in the Prignitz region lies the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve River Landscape Elbe-Brandenburg, to which about 70 river kilometres of the Elbe River belong. Despite continuous human intervention, the Elbe is one of the few rivers in Central Europe that are still close to nature. Luminous sandbanks, flood channels, old arms and gnarled remains of old alluvial forests characterise the picture of this only sand stream in Germany.

Extensive flood plains, meadows and pastures, extensive, quiet forests, small rivers, moors and inland dunes offer habitats in extremely dry as well as humid and wet areas.

The Elbe river landscape is an internationally important resting and migration area for numerous bird species. For cranes, Nordic geese and lapwings, the wide glacial valley is the train guideline and an important resting and feeding area. In the winter, the calls of up to 4,000 Singschwäne sound far over the Brandenburg Elbaue. In autumn and spring several thousand resting cranes and tens of thousands of Tundrasaat and Blässgänse offer a fascinating natural spectacle.

West Prignitz is the land of the storks. With well over 100 pairs breeding in the biosphere reserve alone, this is the largest stork population in the Federal Republic of Germany. The "European stork village Rühstädt" is particularly well-known with about 30 breeding pairs per year, but also in the Lenzerwische in the villages Mödlich and Kietz several white stork pairs raise their young every year. From time to time you can even spot a few black storks. Sky blue coloured moor frogs and red-bellied toads are only two of twelve amphibian species that can be observed next to 36 butterfly species. Well hidden on the banks, the Elbe beaver builds impressive castles.

The rich Elbtalaue is a true paradise for cyclists. Embedded in the area-wide junction signposting, which signs 1100 km of cycle paths in the Prignitz, there is much to discover. Along the stops nature; on the international Elbe Cycle Path or around the Rambow Moor the diversity can be experienced intensively. A number of Prignitz villages with brick and half-timbered houses and the Elbe towns of Wittenberge and Lenzen offer attractive places to rest, explore and enjoy culture.

A special highlight is the young floodplain wilderness near Lenzen. Here, about 420 hectares of flood area were returned to the Elbe. A true lighthouse project that makes it possible to experience the compatibility of flood protection and nature conservation. This largest dike relocation in Germany to date surprises with a species-rich scenery of alluvial forest and park-like pasture landscape with rare birds, in which wild horses of the breed "Liebenthaler Wildlinge" graze comfortably.

t Information for guests with reduced mobility

Short description

  • 0 designated disabled parking spaces available
  • Access to the interior: stepless
  • Access to outdoor area: stepless
  • Condition of the path Outdoor area: paved
  • Guest toilet for guests with restricted mobility available, door width: 95cm, movement area in front of the WC: 150cm x 120cm, right: 45cm x 80cm, left: 65cm x 80cm Hand grips available

    car parking spaces

    • Comment sufficient parking available

    Access and paths Indoor area

    • stepless access
    • Entrance door passage width 105 cm
    • passage width of the narrowest of all other doors to be used 75 cm
    • Width of the narrowest of all other corridors and passageways to be used 75 cm

    Access and paths Outdoor area

    • stepless path guidance possible
    • Entrance door passage width 75 cm
    • passage width of the narrowest of all other doors to be used 75 cm

    guest toilet

    • passage width of the door to the sanitary room 95 cm
    • passage width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passages to be used 95 cm
    • Door opens into the sanitary room, but does not influence the movement surfaces
    • Length of the movement area in front of the washbasin 150 cm
    • Width of the movement area in front of the washbasin 120 cm
    • Depth of the washstand undercarriage (at a height of 67 cm) 20 cm
    • Upper edge of washbasin (armrest surface) from floor 82 cm
    • no mirror above the washbasin, visible while sitting or standing
    • Length of the movement area in front of the toilet bowl 100 cm
    • Width of the movement area in front of the toilet bowl >150 cm
    • Length of movement area to the right of the WC bowl 45 cm
    • Width of the movement area to the right of the toilet bowl 80 cm
    • Length of the movement area to the left of the toilet bowl 65 cm
    • Width of the movement area to the left of the WC bowl 80 cm
    • Hand grips next to the WC on the right and left side available
    • no emergency call available
    • Comment: Access to guest toilet via inner courtyard

    Collection of data

    • Elevator (Institution) Tourismusverband Prignitz e.V.
    • Date of data collection 26.01.2016
    • The data presented here are verified data