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I took this picture three weeks ago, during a cold but sunny day minus 3° Celsius, this was a good bicycle trip 32 KM

Around Damme, fourth photo of my bicycle trip,

A small bridge over the little canal, only for bikers and walkers, with the nature in background, real a rural area.

The Eighty Years' War (1568-1648) left many traces in the landscape of the Zwin region: cities were fortified; fortresses, fortifications, lines served to hold back the enemy; areas were flooded. Between 1615 and 1620, the centre of Damme was fortified with a seven-star wall. The ramparts have been a defining feature of the city to this day.
After Damme's military importance disappeared, various biotopes developed in the canals. From open water, floating docks, moist meadows, meadows and reed beds to swamp forests. A beautiful piece of nature! A large part of the fortress is now nature reserve 'De Stadswallen van Damme'. Part of it has been reconstructed and is open to the public. An educational walking path runs through the site, which covers 28 hectares. Info panels reveal both the cultural-historical and ecological aspects. Nice to know: the walking path is also accessible for wheelchair users and prams.

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