German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Autumnal Island walk

A walk in the autumnal forest on the Isle of Vilm

View to Southern Vilm (Photo: J.Jabs-Ingenhaag, BfN)

Putbus/Isle of Vilm, 26/10/2019. Around 300 visitors defied the rainy weather on 12 October 2019 and accepted the invitation of the branch office of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation to an autumn walk on the Isle of Vilm. There the guests had the opportunity to walk around the northern part of the island on their own and learn more about the island.

The walk invited to enjoy the unique nature of the island and to experience the beech forest of the Isle of Vilm in beautiful autumn colours, which has been largely spared from human use for almost 500 years.
In short guided tours, visitors were able to learn how the Federal Agency manages the part of the island used today in a sustainable way: electricity, heat and water consumption are kept as low as possible and sheep grazing helps to preserve the special diversity of plants. In addition, Stralsund photographer and artist Volkmar Herre exhibited his work on Vilm and Rügen in the Vilm Gallery.

The autumn walk took place as part of the Rügen Week of Sustainability. From 3 to 12 October 2019 children and adults could learn in numerous events what sustainability is all about and how to live more sustainably. (Photo: Judith Jabs-Ingenhaag/BfN)