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The pasture landscape of the Mulde

Mulde, a river landscape of rare dynamics and unique wildlife.

The fish population has recovered, the barbel spread again. Important for biodiversity are the gravel bars. They offer last resort areas to the wolfspider, which is threatened with extinction nationwide. In the spring, the little ringed plover and the rare Sandpiper breed here.

These species of birds need the gravel banks in running waters of the lowlands. In order to protect these species, gravel hunters are prohibited from entering. The steep banks of the Mulde are preferred breeding areas of the strictly protected Bank Swallow and the Kingfisher, which dig their breeding caves. Bird protection is also valid for eurasien hobby, osprey, middle spotted woodpecker, marsh harrier, red and black kite and white stork.

Often the beaver betrays itself by its food marks. Also, the otter has settled again.

The gem of the meadow

An original river landscape is discovered by hikers in the meadow of the Mulden, which begins to open in the Wurzen area. Here, the river has cut wide loops into the low terraces that have emerged in the Ice Age. Between Eilenburg and Bad Düben the river is since 2001 under protection. Here are missing the otherwise typical for the river use weir systems, and fixed banks are rare. The originality and dynamics of the river can be experienced here on 27 kilometers of river.
Between up to four meters high banks, the river is constantly changing. He removes substrates in one place and restores them somewher else. Maintaining this dynamic flow, which can only be experienced in a few places, is an important protection goal. The structurally rich area of the meadow is characterized by numerous old streams, magnificent willow bushes and remnants of former hardwood floodplain forests.

River Mulde tours

Tours can be found at the following providers:

wassersport-sachsen.de
nah-erholung.de
marineking.de