Krakower Obersee

Mecklenburg  >  East Germany

The Krakower Obersee is a nature reserve in the Nossentiner / Schwintzer Heide nature reserve. There is an observation tower on the south bank.

Added by Oliver


The Krakower Obersee nature reserve is an old nature reserve in Mecklenburg. It is the southern part of the Krakower See and includes the islands in the lake and the adjacent Dobbiner Niedermoor. White-tailed Eagle can be seen very well in the area. Many water birds can be observed all year round: Great Cormorant , Greylag GooseMallard , Gadwall , Tufted Duck , Common Pochard , Northern Shoveler , Grey Heron , Great Egret , Black-headed Gull , Herring Gull. In the winter months it serves the Nordic geese and swans as resting and sleeping waters. Especially during the autumn migration in November and December, up to 15,000 Taiga Bean-Goose and Greater White-fronted Goose come in at dusk with a great spectacle.



There is a visitor center at the nature park administration in Karow.. The circular route around the whole lake is about 18 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake, Grassland



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Autumn migration


Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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