Bremsbøl Sæd stien EN - Mirror Mirror on the Deer
The Roe Deer
The roe deer is the smallest and most common of our deer species. Roe deer can be observed in many different habitats. Here in the marshes we often see them in larger herds grazing on pastures, rapeseed lands and cornfields. Have a look out over the area – and you will most likely spot them. The sight of the roe deer is not particularly good, instead it has a fine sense of smell and good hearing. So when you spot one, stand still. In the spring you may even be lucky enough to see a doe with a fawn.
The marsh is tamed
In the 16th century the diking of the Tønder marsh was initiated to protect the area from storm floods. Over the years new dikes have been built which have led to the current system of dikes and polders in the Tønder marsh. The polders are areas defined by dikes. Before the large drainage project in the 1920s many polders were full of backwater during winter and rainy summers. The maintenance of dikes and polders was executed by dike counts, dike guild, dike bailiffs and polder inspectors. The track continues through Bremsbøl which consists of a number of marsh farms built on wharfs as traditionally done throughout the entire marsh. Since appr. the year 1100 until the great diking, farms were built on these artificial elevations. These lay like little islands in the water during storms and high tides. Families have lived for many generations on the nearby farms. The Feddersen family farm east of the track has been in the family since 1586.