Sunday, January 24, 2010

Küstenland,The Wadden Sea, Germany


Germany-47, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

The postcard says "Piece of heart in the Wadden Sea - Hallig Süderoog".
Hallig Süderoog is one of the ten small German islands without protective dikes in the North Frisian Islands on Schleswig-Holstein's Wadden Sea-North Sea coast in the district of Nordfriesland.
At storm tide, the Hallig will be all under water, only the so-called "Warften" (metre-high man-made hills where the houses were built upon) stay above sea level.

Hallig Süderoog is part of Schleswig-Holsteinisches Wattenmeer National Park.

The Wadden Sea is an intertidal zone in the southeastern part of the North Sea. It lies between the coast of northwestern continental Europe and the range of Frisian Islands, forming a shallow body of water with tidal flats and wetlands. It is rich in biological diversity. In 2009, the Dutch and German parts of the Wadden Sea were inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

1 comments:

Brenda Perez March 3, 2010 at 12:35 AM  

Great Postcard!!!! Love your blog too :D

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