A large freshwater lake with a range of natural, semi-natural and man-made habitats. There are bays and zones of shallow water, and a rich shoreline vegetation (especially reedbeds (Phragmites) and submerged plants). Swamps, Carex beds, sand-dunes, Juniperus heath and Pinus/Fagus forest surround the lake. Hunting (not of birds) occurs.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eastern shore of Lake Müritz, Grosser Schwerin and Steinhorn. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2019.