Lauteracher Ried

Vorarlberg  >  Austria

Big area of approximately 800 hectares of great scenic beauty with moorland, patches of woodland and meadows. Still rich in meadowbirds.

Added* by Fabio Fercher
Most recent update 10 March 2023


While the northern part of the Lauteracher Ried, with its large tree population of birches and oaks, conveys an almost park-like character, the Ried opens up to the south to an extensive, woody moor landscape. Lauteracher Ried is one of the last places in Vorarlberg, where some meadowbirds like Northern Lapwing, Eurasian Curlew and Snipe are still breeding. Because of this, it's important to not enter the meadows and moorlands and stick to the roads. Other birds to observe are for example Whinchat and Corn Crake. Sometimes there are also rarities spotted like Black-winged Kite.



Parking can only be done outside the area. Click on the p in the map for directions. There are only hikingtrails to explore the area.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Moors/heathland , Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland


Flat , No shadow , Dry , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Autumn


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Photo Lauteracher Ried by Böhringer Friedrich, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5, via Wikimedia Commons


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