Walfisch

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Walfisch is an uninhabited German island, in the Bay of Mecklenburg in the Baltic Sea.

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.

History[edit]

During the Thirty Years' War there was a fortress located on the island, which today is mainly under water. Relics of this are still being discovered today through aerial archaeology.

The fortress of Walfisch was destroyed in the year 1717 after the Northern Wars.

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Coordinates: 53°56′25″N 11°25′38″E / 53.9403°N 11.4272°E / 53.9403; 11.4272