Schönauer Teich (Lake of Schönau)

Baden  >  Austria

A little fishing lake and nature reserve in Lower Austria south of Vienna. The reed belt is cut annually and harvested every winter between October and March.

Added* by Dominik Harant
Most recent update 13 February 2022


Schönauer Teich (Lake Schönau) is located near Schönau an der Triesting. The scenic pond has also one of the most species-rich breeding grounds for waterfowl in Lower Austria and serves as a resting station for migrating birds. Among the birds you can encounter are Snipe, Grey Heron, Osprey, Goosander, Great Egret, Red-crested Pochard, Eurasian Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Great Crested Grebe, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Great Cormorant and Northern Lapwing.



There are several side streets where you can park. Click on a P in the map to get directions to that point. The widely-known cycle route "Wr.-Neustädter-Kanal" which connects Wr. Neustadt and Vienna is directly connected to this location in the south.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Reedbeds , Plain


Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn , Spring migration , Autumn migration , Spring


Wide path , Unpaved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Optional, there are two further lakes a bit to the south that also can be interesting to check out for birds like Great Cormorant and Osprey. The lakes are marked with a star on the map.


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