64 creative owl sculptures - result of a unique art project
Owls in the most varied of forms, carved from thick oak trunks and impressive to look at – owl sculptures with character were created at sculpture symposia between 2007 and 2011. Trainee wood sculptors from all over Germany created 64 owls, which can be discovered along the owl hiking path. The owl is incidentally the heraldic animal of the municipality of Tarp.
Special highlights await cyclists in the Treeneland: as well as charming circular tours, parts of the historical Ochsenweg route and the history-charged Stapelholmer route through the region offer excellent conditions for discovering the region and its people and the beauty of the landscape on a cycling tour.
The megalithic chambered tomb is 70 m long - it dates from the Neolithic Period (ca. 3500 BC) and has been fully rebuilt.
In the Arnkielpark, you can walk on historical paths through the largest reconstructed megalithic chambered tomb in Northern Europe. Seven stone tombs are waiting to be explored. The archaeological regional park gives lots of exciting impressions from the past and present on numerous multilingual information panels in a spacious info-pavilion.
The Akademiezentrum Sankelmark is in a beautiful location in the woods on the north bank of the lake. With three academies under one roof, the centre is renowned far beyond the borders of Schleswig-Holstein. The centre offers a varied range of seminars and events. A café with a splendid view invites you to linger for a while with home-made cakes.
From the 12th century
- both churches were at that time already on important long distance paths/pilgrimage routes
Find repose, peace and sanctuary – the old St. George Church in Oeversee once acted as a fortress church. On the tower, you can still see the arrow slits. But the altar and the vault paintings are also worth seeing. The St. Peter Church in Sieverstedt, built around 1100 in the Roman architectural style using boulders, is one of the oldest churches in the peninsula of Angeln. There is a lot to discover in this church.
The Treeneland around Tarp, Oeversee and Sieverstedt offers a charming landscape, formed by the glaciers of the Ice Age. Moors, heaths, inland dunes, woods, meadows, lakes and the Treene invite you to go for a walk on one of the many circular routes. The pilgrimage route and the European Long Distance Path are suitable for extensive hikes with or without overnight accommodation.
- every year the Oeversee March takes place in remembrance
In February 1864, rearguard fighting took place between the Danish army and the Prussian and Austrian troops at the Sankelmarker See. There were been many fallen and wounded on both sides. Three monuments were built in their memory. The historical tavern in Oeversee was used as a military hospital at that time. The inn looks like a museum, with pictures, weapons and helmets as striking relics of past events.
Diversity of species
- sundew, wild orchids and crested newts, black woodpeckers & cranes
The Fröruper Mountains were shaped by the last Ice Age. But man has also left his mark here with extensive gravel mining. A varied woodland area has been created with cliffs and ravines, but also small moorland and heath areas. In the forest, you can get close to nature. Old, dead trees are allowed to lie where they fall and thus offer space for new life.
White Polled Heath and their lambs
The sheepfold offers shelter to the wandering flocks of the countryside of the Upper Treeneland for the lambing season in winter - in which many little lambs see the light of the world for the first time - and for quite a few nights during the rest of the year too. This is also a popular location for events. From Easter, the flock of White Polled Heath migrates through the nature reserve areas of the Treeneland.
heated water - early bathing possible from May
In Treeneland, pool-lovers can bathe and relax in the fresh air in two heated outdoor pools (in Tarp and in Sieverstedt). Whether you want to swim a few lengths sportily, splash around and slide or enjoy sunbathing on the generous lawns – the pools have more to offer than this. In Sieverstedt, there is among other things a beach volleyball field and in Tarp there is a 50 m sports pool.
73 stones – granite, gneiss, diabase, rapakivi...
steeped in legend - what really happened at the Poppostein?
Glacial erratics (Findlinge in German) are enormous stones that were brought to Treeneland long ago in the Ice Age by the glaciers. The most fantastic stone finds, beautiful and immovable, can be seen in the Findlingsgarten, which invites visitors to explore and provides worthwhile information on charts. The baptismal font of the Viking King Harald Blauzahn is to be found in Sieverstedt – the „Poppostein“.
56 ha – a paradise for numerous species.
With a little luck you will even discover a kingfisher!
You can enjoy idyllic nature by the Sankelmarker See, which can be walked around in 90 minutes. 66 ha – a paradise for numerous species. With a little luck you will even discover a kingfisher!
Viewing platforms by the Sankelmarker See, in the Fröruper Mountains and in the Treenetal in Tarp offer a fantastic view of the region.