Quelle: WFB Bremen/ Ingo Wagner
They first emerged from the waters of the Weser in 1739 – two sandbanks that grew to become what is now Bremerhaven’s largest conservation area, the ‘Luneplate’ island. It was only recently that the land, with its rare plant life and animals species in need of protection was bought from the state of Lower Saxony. The island is designated as environmental compensation for expansion of the port. The pastureland covers an area equivalent to 1,000 football pitches and is closed to traffic. That’s why the Luneplate forms the heart of the Nature Tour. Bremerhaven has much more greenery on offer, however, so this tour is also ideal for a great picnic. It kicks off at the main railway station, which is the last opportunity for a while to stock up with refreshments.