Ideal for field studies


In the middle of the Havelland region, with its mixture of water and forest areas and numerous nature and landscape conservation areas, the Linde Research Station is the ideal starting point for scientific field research. Thanks to its low population density, the high plateaus and extensive lowland areas of this fascinating terminal moraine landscape are home to a high level of biodiversity with a variety of rare and endangered animal and plant species.  The Westhavelland Nature Park is located in the immediate vicinity. With an area of 1,315 km², it is considered the largest Central European breeding and resting area for water and wading birds in the interior and is one of the last refuges for the Great Bustard (Otis tarda), which is threatened with extinction in Germany.

Linde Luftbild

The forest surrounding the lime tree is dominated by Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), as is customary in Brandenburg, and in the coming years it will be increasingly mixed with various deciduous tree species. The agricultural land is also used for organic farming by an organic farm in the neighbourhood. The varied landscape on and around Linde is thus home to a rich fauna. But plants, lichens and fungi can also be explored here or in the nearby wetlands along the Beetzsee chain and the Bagower Bruch nature reserve.