Journey through time

Stages of a varied history – through use and intervention by humans, the Lippe was changed from a natural lowland river with watermeadow landscapes, meanders and oxbow lakes into a concrete-lined waterway. It was straightened, shortened, reinforced, dyked up and polluted. And now, as the next stage, comes the restructuring into an ecologically enhanced, near-natural river landscape – no easy task! Experience the development of the Lippe step by step in a virtual journey through time.