This area is a floodplain so it’s name reffers to the river Vistula, the district of the city (Wawer) and it’s plants: Wawer’s meander, Wawer’s alder, Vistula bend. The biggest marshes in Warsaw, the site is an island surrounded by high urbanized areas, 54 ha is a protected landscape complex, the rest (more than 200 ha) are private properties.
Ostrobramska, Siekierkowska, Płowiecka, Trakt Lubelski in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
(approx.) 260 ha
a lot of private owners
Single family housing estates
Until the beginning of 20th century all the terrain was a floodplain, in 30’s and 50’s there were built the drainage channels, some parts were used by agriculture, the area of swamps had never gave up and it’s maybe only one place in Warsaw unchanged by humans.
Some parts are always inaccessible because of standing water and dense reeds, it’s possible to walks on the paths
There is no fencing beside the fence of a highway from west, the border of north side is along the channel, the others are limited by the streets and private properties
Bird observation, wetlands exploration, walking, bicycle, relax, beeing in nature, meditation