A large, shallow eutrophic lake connected to the sea, with surrounding areas of peatland and reedbed (Phragmites). Böhmke and Werder are two small islands in the western part of the lake. Fishing takes place and surrounding meadows are grazed.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Island of Usedom. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/04/2020.