Short film

Forest Hobrechtswald

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Forest Hobrechtswald, HD, 4:25 min, © LANDSCHAFTSARCHITEKTUR+VIDEO 2016; Publisher: Berliner Forsten, Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection (Senatsverwaltung für Umwelt, Verkehr und Klimaschutz); Production, concept: Susanne Isabel Yacoub / camera: Achim Burkart, Susanne Yacoub / montage: Thomas Steimer / sound: Sebastian Preisendörfer

The short film shows how a unique recreational forest with a great diversity of nature was created in a relatively short time. The particular structures offer a large variety of habitats adjoining each other. They are the result of the history of the site and the work of the Berlin Forestry Commission “Berliner Forsten”.

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    Woodland, wilderness and water in the north of Berlin

    What do we find in the woods? Trees? Horses? Cattle?
    Everything is different here!

    Gentle surprises
    Immerse yourself in the landscape

    Nature trails filled with art and history

    Water pipes, sluice gates and old warden´s huts are reminders of the sewage farm´s history. Where Berlin´s waste water drained for over a century the landscape is now being transformed. It all began with reforestation and 50 different ways to design new woodlands. The re-planting project has continued for many years to create an area of semi-natural woodland.

    Roaming free on woodland pastures
    Animals nurture the landscape

    Drop by drop, a new landscape is born
    Water for ponds, streams and wetlands

    Former waste water ditches have been re-flooded to create new habitats and ecosystems

    Come and visit the north of Berlin