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Lower Oder Valley National Park

The Lower Oder Valley National Park is Germany's first riverbank meadow national park. It comprises 60km of meadowland on both the German and the Polish banks of the river Oder, offering visitors idyllic riverbank scenery as well as flowering dry grassland. The national park is a habitat for a variety of animal species. Visitors can observe rare and protected birds such as the sea eagle, black stork and aquatic warbler, as well as beavers busily building their lodges. There are also over 40 species of fish and 50 different mammals.
An important resting place and winter home for many types of bird, the national park attracts visitors all year round. The sight of over 13,000 cranes descending on their Oder Valley roost is an unforgettable experience.

  • Medieval castle tower in Stolpe
  • Historical tobacco barns near Friedrichsthal
  • River trips in the Lower Oder Valley
  • Manor house near Zützen
  • Medieval town fortifications and St. Stephen's Church in Gartz
  • Late-gothic village church in Criewen
Weekly cycling and walking tours are ideal for experiencing the varied river scenery at close quarters. Visitors can explore the national park - which has 37 different types of vegetation - as well as the area's cultural sights. A visit to the Lower Oder Valley National Park is an unforgettable experience at any time of the year.