Hohwachter Bucht is part of Kieler Bucht and has a sandy/stony shoreline 38 km long. Tourism and military training are the main human activities.
The site holds more than 20,000 wintering seaduck on a regular basis.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hohwachter Bucht. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/08/2020.