Kongens Kær is an area with lakes and a wetland of around 250 acres in size. It looks like a miniature version of New York’s Central Park and is close to the city of Vejle. In earlier times the area consisted of grass fields, that were drained by canals and pumps. The natural restoration between 2004 and 2009 has transformed the area into muddy patches, meadows and lakes. Paths, bridges and vantage platforms are ideal ways to experience the beautiful landscape and the rich bird life in the wetland.
The wetland is close to the city, and the paths make it an important recreational area for Vejle. It attracts a variety of birds and is popular among bird watchers.
The white-tailed eagle has apparently found a home in Kongens Kær. The shy bird is a rare sight in Denmark. The fact that it has taken to Kongens Kær can only mean, that the natural diversity in the wetland is intact.
Kongens Kær provides some amazing views. There’s already a vantage platform, the bird tower at Ribe Landevej, but there is a possibility of creating an even more spectacular platform, to serve as a gateway to the area with even better views and better information.