The Hamburg Hallig is the remnant of the Island of Strand, which went under in 1634 during the Burchadi flood. The Hallig got its name from two merchants from Hamburg who bought the land, to embank it with dikes and reap the benefits and goods from it.
The dam to the Hallig leads through salt meadows.
This area is a very important breeding and resting place for an infinite number of migratory birds, who use it on their migration to and fro their winter and summer destination. Here the birds replenish their energy reserves.
The plants of the salt meadows are artists in survival. They manage to cope with this salty habitat each in their own way, especially since the areas always get submerged or flooded.