Mini Guides of Southern Öland
Why not climb up the highest lighthouse in Sweden, Långe Jan, and watch birds and seals in the Baltic Sea? If your are lucky you can also join one of Öland’s mini guides for a guided tour.
The Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland is a living cultural landscape and the people who live and work there are the foundation of the fantastic landscape. It has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since year 2000.
In 2019, the "Mini Guides in the World Heritage List" was started as a collaboration between Naturum Ottenby and Mörbylånga municipality within the framework of DUNC. The students at Alunskolan were trained as guides and conducted guided tours about seals and the Baltic Sea, birds and migration, the lighthouse Långe Jan and the surrounding area, Ottenby bird station and Naturum centre as well as the World Heritage.
The students have learnt that it is the story of the work of farmers for many generations that is the basis of the World Heritage designation and that the World Heritage site includes the villages, fields, the area Stora Alvaret and the coastland. It is thanks to farmers that the farming landscape can be experienced by new generations.