Břehyňský rybník (Břehyně Pond) – a primary forest concealed beneath the surface
The second largest lake in the Liberec region, just after Lake Mácha, hides the remains of a primary forest from the 14th century beneath its surface.
What will you see? The second largest pond in the Liberec region, rare flora and fauna ... The Břehyně Pond covers an area of 90 hectares and its depth does not exceed 2 metres. The dam of the pond is 150 metres long and is formed by a sandstone bank strengthened with a 2-metre wide volcanic vein. Several years ago, some areas covered by the root systems and lower parts of the tree trunks of the primary forest from the 14th century were discovered beneath the surface of the pond. The prevailing trees were pines, rarely also spruces. The Břehyně pond and its surroundings is a very significant protected area. First, it is part of a national nature reserve, and, second, it has been included in the List of Wetlands of International Importance as defined by the Ramsar Convention since 1991. In 1994 the area was included in the global network of biosphere reserves.
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