Nature in progress

Schiermonnikoog's nature is constantly evolving. Its vast beaches were created by centuries of accretion and wind and sea continue to create so-called ‘embryo dunes’ where birds come to brood. New species are still discovered regularly in the wet dune valleys. The old pine forests were planted a hundred years ago to prevent sand drifts on the island. Carefully planned tree clearing will help them to gradually transform into a deciduous forest. Songbirds are particularly fond of these open areas.


Stand face-to-face with Schiermonnikoog’s robust marsh landscape at the base of the Kobbeduinen. The  ideal spot to witness nature's ongoing construction of new land.

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