The "Vogelkojen", or duck decoy structures, were used to catch waterfowl. Following in the footsteps of the Dutch, artificial lakes were created on the island of Föhr in the 18th century. A person who manned these lakes would use duck decoys to attract ducks. They were then lured into fenced-in, hose-like water channels where they were captured and slain. In good years, up to 67,000 ducks were caught using this method in Oevenum alone. The salted meat was exported in barrels as a delicacy. Six of these duck decoy structures still exist and can be visited today. A little excursion to the duck decoy structure in Boldixum is especially rewarding.


Landhaus Altes Pastorat
25938 Süderende/Föhr
Phone +49 . 46 83 . 226
Fax +49 . 46 83 . 250

Unique moments
in a historic setting

Landhaus Altes Pastorat is a
4-star hotel in the town of Süderende on the island of Föhr in the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park.