A popular viewing platform to watch the "birds of happiness", the cranes.
The village Tankow, is located in the north-east of the island Ummanz, in the National Park of Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft. Tankow is especially known among birdwatchers. In spring and autumn a pleasant cry of geese, cranes and other migratory birds breaks the silence of the area, also known as a crane resting place of European rank. The best way to observe the migratory birds is from the recommended vantage points. The same applies to the observation of the cranes during their search for food. One of these viewing platforms is located in Tankow. Regular guided tours are offered by the Ummanz Information in Waase.