Dr. Werner Nohl · landscape architect · honorary professor (Technical University of Munich)

Landscape aesthetic and recreational impact of the windfarm near Gebhardshain

Report to the Citizens´Group: "Bürger von Gebhardshain für Gebhardshain gegen Windkraft". Kirchheim

Werner Nohl


Main points of the report:

  • Definition of the aesthetically effective area of the windfarm
  • Description of the aesthetically relevant gestalt aspects of the windfarm (level of facts, part 1)
  • Description of the nature and culture in the aesthetically effective area (level of facts, part 2)
  • Evaluation of the aesthetically effective area, using criteria  like  structure,  complexity,  naturalness,  landscape character and distance (level of values, part 1)
  • Description and evaluation of recreation and tourism in the aesthetically effective area (level of values, part 2)
  • Determination of the landscape aesthetical impact of the windfarm using criteria like loss of scale,  loss of character, horizontal contamination, disturbance of rotor movement, loss of viewing quality, loss of calmness, disturbance of the nightly landscape etc. (level of inference, part 1)
  • Determination of the impact of the windfarm on tourism in the aesthetically effective area (level of inference, part 2)
  • Conclusion from the points of landscape aesthetics and recreation

As the report is written in German, please, refer to the German language site (use link below).


Attention! For more expert opinions on the landscape aesthetical impact of wind farms see under "projects".


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