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Comments (4)

Paula K on September 20, 2008

Very strange! Sand dunes in the middle of land! Is this area man made Claus?


c.s. on September 21, 2008

It's not man made, but man maintained, Paula, they keep it open, otherwise it will transform into moorland, covered with heath.

The sandy plain has it's origin in the last ice age, when strong south-westerly winds transported huge amounts of sand from the North Sea (dry land during the glacial period) to this place at the edge of a glacier. Mammoths and sabre-tooth tigers were once dwelling here, but now you'll find rabbits and the like, having taken their place.


Paula K on September 21, 2008

Thanks for that information Claus, I think perhaps the rabbits will never suffer the same fate of the mammoths!

Paula on September 24, 2008

That's interesting, I never knew that something like this is real. Thank you for showing that place.

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