Resting Place for Migratory Birds

... is the appropriate description for the UNESCO biosphere reserve Schaalsee.


Discover the 310 km² protected area between the metropolitan areas of Hamburg, Lübeck and Schwerin - characterised by moors and lakes, fields, pastures and wet meadows as well as beech forests. The 24 km² Schaalsee is the centre of the UNESCO biosphere reserve and gives it its name. The inner German border once ran through the lake.

We warmly welcome you!


The team of the Schaalsee-Elbe Biosphere Reserve Office