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Bornrieth Moor

Summary
The Bornrieth Moor (Bornriethmoor) is the remains of a raised bog in the German district of Celle and belongs to the Südheide Nature Park. It has an area of . The bog, which has had most of its peat extracted, was reflooded and placed under nature conservation protection in 1988. The moor was also designated as a Special Area of Conservation. The responsible nature conservation authority is the district of Celle. The area is out-of-bounds to the public. Several cranes have turned up here again and are breeding. The otherwise rare bog myrtle (Myrica gale) is common here. Much of the moor is covered by the common reed ('Phragmites'). Bog asphodel (Narthecium ossifragum), cottongrass (Eriophorum) and sundews (Drosera) may also be found here. History Salt boiling Between 1673 and 1678, boiling houses were built on the edge of the moor for the Sülze Saltworks, because the bogs in the vicinity of Sülze had been exhausted. Two salt houses were constructed here, each
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