"Eiszeitland am Oderrand"
Ice Age geology, landscape and culture-yours to
experience and feel
A landscape is thawing!
Have you ever heard of the so-called 'glacial series' with ground
moraines, terminal moraines, sandurs and glacial valleys?
Or do you know how the sea urchin got into the stone?
At the GeoPark Eizeitland am Oderrand visitors can get first-hand
experience of the earth's geo-historical development.
This park is one of nine Geoparks in Germany and covers an area of 3,487
km². The GeoPark
lies in midst of a charming landscape, shaped by the last glacial
period called Vistula.
It encompasses the Biosphere Reserve Schorfheide-Chorin and the
Nature Park Unteres
Odertal as well as parts of large protected areas, such as the
Naturpark Barnim and the
Naturpark Uckermärkische Seen. Among others, an association called
Erforschung und Förderung der Märkischen Eiszeitstraße e.V. has
taken an instrumental
role in the formation of the GeoPark and still serves as an advisor.
In addition to protecting and caring for our geological heritage
we aim at developing
geo-tourism and at providing interesting tourist attractions. Within
the area of the GeoPark
visitors can find a great number of lakes and ponds of glacial
origin, bogs, kames and eskers.
Thematic as well as individual guided tours can already be booked.
On excursions through
the GeoPark, visitors can see the landscape from a different
perspective and may gain a new
kind of understanding..
Collection of fossils near gravel pit