Our Knickland Landscapes in Schleswig – Holstein

A review

This richly illustrated book deals in detail with the development of the Knicks in northern Germany, especially in Schleswig-Holstein. It begins with the origin and first documented mention of the Knicks. The book then goes on to describe in detail the structure and development of the curtilage up to the present day. Furthermore, the rich biodiversity of the plants and animals found in the curtilage is presented in this book. In addition, the important significance of the kink as a landscape element is highlighted. And finally, the regulations and restrictions on use resulting from their nature conservation status are explained.
I enjoyed reading the book almost throughout. At least for me, as a person who had not dealt with curtsies too much before, it was quite interesting to read. The only negative thing I found was that there was a certain focus on the restriction of use due to the sub-nature conservation status. However, it was also explained that this was actually not necessary. Since the owner of the curtilage has many advantages from the environmentally friendly use of the curtilage. These benefits do not only extend to the actual curtilage, but should also have very positive effects on the associated land. And therefore, according to the book, they represent the actual reason for the original creation of the kink. Besides the obvious use as a visible property demarcation.
After reading the book, I now know much more about the kink, which is often seen as an enclosure of fields and farmland. The pictures and illustrations shown are often helpful in clarifying the text.

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