It lies between the city of Wismar (roughly 4.5 km north) and the island of Poel. The very flat island has a maximum circumference of ca. 500 × 300 metres, a surface area of 20 hectares and is a nature reserve.
The fortress of Walfisch was destroyed in the year 1717 after the Northern Wars.
- www.uwa-mv.de - The Fortress of Walfisch
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