In this excursion, we discover the only remaining fresh water floodplain forest in Hamburg: The Heuckenlock is one of the protected areas of Hamburg, established in 1977, covering more than 100 ha of land in the Elbe estuary. We learn about the three factors giving rise to this unique habitat: the tidal Elbe, the sweet water and the floodplain area. Along the path, we explore the pristine flora and enjoy the variety of vegetation zones ranging from intertidal mudflats, reed and floodplain forest. In summer, the lush vegetation and deadwood appear like an enchanted place. During seasons of leafless trees, we can enjoy the view of the Southern Elbe River. Discover this wonderful nature with us and learn about our commitment to preserve and protect it.

Starting point: Bus Stop Heuckenlock
Finish : Elbe-Tideauenzentrum
Duration: 1,5 - 2 Hours
Costs : 4 € per person
Minimum amount: 30 €