Unterer Inn - Minaberg

Oberösterreich  >  Austria

Rich wetlands along the river Inn on the border of Germany and Austria. 300 bird species have been seen in the area, what makes this a great area for birding.

Added* by Wolfgang Müller
Most recent update 25 June 2020


Unterer Inn European Nature Reserve is a border-crossing nature reserve between Germany and Austria. Lush vegetation thrives here along the river Inn: silt banks, reed banks, pasture-covered islands and untouched riparian forests. Around 300 species of birds use the wetlands around the Inn as a breeding ground and resting place. It is the extensive food supply that attracts the birds. Especially in spring and autumn, during the bird migration, you can admire many birds. The observation point near Minaberg is well known because of the breeding Black-crowned Night-Heron you can see here often. The observation point gives views over the river, islands, reeds and near-natural riparian forest vegetation. Other birds you can see here are Purple Heron, Great Egret, Goosander and Black Woodpecker. Also a good spot for waders during migration. Sometimes you can see Grey Partridge in the fields.



To reach the Minaberg observation platform drive through the village of Reichersberg to Minaberg. You have to park where the road is blocked for cars (see the P on the map). Follow the path 700 m northwest along the edge of the slope. After a few bends you reach the observation platform, 30 m behind a covered picnic area.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , River , Reedbeds


Flat , Swampy

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Summer , Autumn

Best time to visit



Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform



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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here