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Good Friday until 31th Oct. Tue-Sun 11 am – 5 pm
The Waldmuseum (forest museum) is located in an observation tower on the Wulfsboom, which is a 69 m-high older moraine elevation of the Hohe Geest. The visitor can enjoy an extraordinarily beautiful panorama of large parts of Dithmarschen from this landmark of the region. The view stretches from the mouth of the Elbe to the lowest land spot of Germany, which lies in the Wilstermarsch. It may seem surprising that the Waldmuseum, which is the only one of its kind in the country, is situated in this scarcely wooded coastal area of all places. This special museum exists since 1968 and emerged from the local school’s work in the forest. Considering the past 130.000 years, the geological history, as well as the history of the forests in this local area, are presented. Associated are plantings, which visualise the history of the forests, and ice-age detritus along the wood trail. Considerable collections on the local animal and plant world were developed. These collections are enlarged continually. The items on exhibition are changed from time to time. In addition to the presentation of scientific topics specific to the forest the museum also conveys information on recent problems concerning nature and environmental protection.
adults 2,50 €, reduced 1,50 €
groups with more than 8 persons, each 2,- €
school classes, each pupil 1,- €
Forest hut, furnished as a laboratory for activities and experiments, with the possibility to get a close look on nature and environment; corresponding topics are offered for school classes
Leaflets: Waldmuseum Burg/Dithm., Museen in Dithmarschen, Guide on the museum:
Vogel, H.: Waldmuseum Burg/Dithmarschen, Neumünster 1985
Other printed museum guide:
Matzek, R.: Unterwegs zu Wald-, Holzknecht- und Flößermuseen, Leinfelden-Echterdingen 1997, Publications of the land Schleswig-Holstein: Waldpädagogik in Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel 1993 Minister für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft, Forsten u. Fischerei Museumspädagogik in Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel 1993 Arbeitskreis Museumspädagogik (Hrsg.), publication: Stieper, J. /Vogel, H. /Ziemus, H.: Waldlehrpfad und Waldgeschichte in Burg/Dithmarschen, Heide 1991
Forest playground with forest pavillon. Trails and protection projects in the recreation wood. Acknowledged nature experience area.
In 1978/79 the observation tower, which had belonged to the ‘Burger Verkehrsverein’ up to then, was renovated and enlarged with money from the ‘Förderungsfond für Naherholung des Landes Schleswig-Holstein’. Today the responsible body is the community of Burg/Dithmarschen.
Arriving by car
By train: route Hamburg – Westerland, goes every hour, from Burg station a 15-minutes-walk through the recreation wood