-Journey through the Amazon of the North-
The Oder Delta is a region where the return of nature creates new sources of income and pride. Located on the Baltic coast of Poland and Germany, the exciting Oder Delta is a unique and wild region boasting a rich mosaic of terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecosystems. Like the Rhodope Mountains, it is strategically located at one of Europe's great ecological crossroads.
Located on the Baltic coast of Poland and Germany, the exciting Oder Delta is a unique and wild region boasting a rich mosaic of terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecosystems. Like the Rhodope Mountains, it is strategically located at one of Europe’s great ecological crossroads.
The Oder Delta “big seven” charismatic species – the white-tailed eagle, European bison, beaver, elk, wolf, Atlantic sturgeon and grey seal – are some of the main attractions for guests.
A new wilder landscape is beginning to take shape in the delta, with ever more diverse and abundant wildlife playing its ecological role with minimum human intervention.
The flooding of former polders along the Peene River on the German side has created exciting stretches of new wild nature - now discoverable on foot or by solar boat and canoe. The immense natural value of the area can be seen in the fact that two-thirds of all land and water are set aside for nature conservation and rewilding.
As a result of ongoing rewilding actions – carried out by Rewilding Oder Delta and a range of other organisations – today wildlife has begun to thrive in more natural densities in the Oder Delta, with uncontrolled natural processes reshaping the environment. Much of the work of the Rewilding Oder Delta team has so far focused on restoring fish migration – with the presence of healthy fish populations vital to local food chains – as well as developing nature-based tourism and supporting wildlife comeback, and wetland restoration.
"To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world."
- Freya Stark
Magical waterways, protected natural areas and abundance of wildlife await - discover dynamic species like beaver, otter, white-tailed eagle, osprey and many more.