Lady's Slipper Area Martinauer Au

Published, on 25 September 2022
Project status: ongoing
Nature conservation project
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Lady's Slipper Area Martinauer Au

New visitor guidance

The Föhrenaue in the Martinau is Home of an endangered and protected orchid. The yellow lady's slipper (Cypripedium calceolus) immediately catches the eye with its shoe-shaped, yellow-red-brown blossom. Between mid-May and mid-June, about 6,000 lady's slipper plants can be admired on an area of 2.5 ha in the Martinauer Au in Europe's largest contiguous lady's slipper area.

Her striking, beautiful appearance also brings Dangers for the orchid with. The yellow lady's slipper is very sensitive and its survival is linked to a soil-dwelling fungus of the pine meadow in Martinau. The existence of the lady's slipper is endangered by trampling, pillaging and destruction of its habitat.

From mid-May to mid-June, a breathtaking natural spectacle takes place in the Martinauer Au with the Lady's Slipper blossom, attracting thousands of visitors from near and far. Around the Protection The following table shows the different types of Mountain rescue Elmen-Pfafflar the lady's slipper area during the flowering period. And in addition, with the new visitor guidance concept contribute to the conservation of the endangered plant species.

What measures are being implemented in the "Lady's Slipper" project?Martinauer Au - Visitor Guidance New" implemented?

  • Relocation of the care team and visitor entrance to a new location
  • 2 Information boards shall inform about the ecological characteristics of the lady's slipper and the site as well as about the protection and behaviour in the lady's slipper area
  • Creation of barrier-free access
  • Renewal of the path network and the guidance system
  • Information material for visitors (revision of the Lady's Slipper folder, redesign of three postcards)

Due to the strong attraction of the yellow lady's slipper and the associated increase in awareness of the lady's slipper area Martinauer Au, there was also an increase in the number of visitors. The measures are intended to achieve that the Visitor guidance in the lady's slipper area renewed and improved will.