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Life with the river: bird country

It is quiet in Schnackenburg. The eight gnarled branches of the old oak tree at the Border Country Museum reach into the dusky sky like the arms of a candelabra.
Elbe country is bird country. Between Schnackenburg and Bleckede there is a remarkable river landscape left and right of the river. Riverbank meadows, cut-off meanders, ponds, marshes and, in between, serpentine streams, copses and the Elbe, the river of life.
The Elbe valley meadows biosphere reserve has the highest level of protection as a breeding, resting and overwintering ground for over 150 species of birds.

Source: Wandermagazin