|Gellen peninsula from Hiddensee|
The uninhabited German island of Gänsewerder is located in the Schaproder Bodden in the Baltic Sea , 400 meters east of the Gellen peninsula on Hiddensee . It belongs to the municipality of Insel Hiddensee and is part of the Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park . The island is not allowed to be entered.
The surface of the Gänsewerders is flat, sandy, moist and only covered with reeds and small plants. A small pond is in the northeast. The island has an oval shape, sloping from southwest to northeast, measuring about 328 by 155 meters, with an area of four hectares.
At the time of the establishment of the national park, the Gänsewerder (like the Gellen ) was a coastal bird breeding area, but it is now extinct. The Hiddenseer Fährinsel , inhabited by some bird species , is administratively combined by the national park with the Gellen and the Gänsewerder.