This picture shows the artificial island of Nigehörn. It was build in 1989 a few hundred meters southwest of the island of Scharhörn on a stable spot of the Scharhörn sandbank.
In one of the largest projects in nature preservation in the Wadden Sea so far about 1.2 million m³ sand were deposited. Dunes were formed by heavy building engines and fixed by planting and sowing. Brushwood fences should accelerate sedimentation. In 1991, all measures were completed. Any other actions were banned, even access for visitors.
On the picture (taken from northwest) you can see the relics of the brushwood fences indicate the circular construction area, in the midst the abandoned refuge and the dune slack with willow shrubbery.
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Photo taken in Insel Neuwerk 8A, 27499 Hamburg, Germany
Misplaced? Suggest new location