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Luidja alder forest

Address: Luidja küla, Kõrgessaare vald, Hiiu maakond | Show on map
Telephone: (+372) 462 2232
E-mail: hiiumaa@visitestonia.com

Luidja alder forest may seem like an average black alder forest to everyday passers-by as you can find these trees elsewhere in Hiiumaa marshes and stream banks. But in fact this is an area which has more than a hundred year history in experimenting with fixating unique dunes. The alder forest was first established due to the need to protect the beach road of Luidja and the nearby fields and meadows from blowing sands. The alder forest was established by Karl Friedrich Vilhelm Ahrens (1855-1938) who was born in Germany in Meclenburg-Schwerin. He studied forestry in Rostock and Greifsvald. Ahrens established the alder forest in order to fixate the sand dunes in 1901-1903.

Times and prices

Is open 24 hours

Free of charge.

Features

  • Information boards
  • Drop Toilet
  • Free parking

Meals

Seminar and conference rooms

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