Heuckenlock Nature Preserve
Located in the south of the Elbe island Wilhelmsburg, this area of almost 100 hectares is one of Europe’s last tidal floodplain forests.
The forest is flooded with fresh water twice a day, which is why the most species-rich flora and fauna in Hamburg are found here. In Heuckenlock there is much to discover: in addition to countless plants and insects, it is a breeding ground or retreat for many different birds. With a bit of luck, you can observe storks searching for food or even spy eagles majestically soaring in the sky.