Aalbeck Niederung Hemmelsdorfer See

Schleswig Holstein, Lübeck  >  Germany

Wet meadows with wet forests around the river Aalbeck. Hide overlooking the Hemmelsdorfer See (lake).

Added* by Tim Herfurth
Most recent update 23 March 2020


Breeding site for a good number of open woodland species, close to wet meadows and reedbeds. The Hemmelsdorfer See /Lake is good for resting waterfowls and its reedbeds hold typical reedbed species. The watchtower is also excellent for watching raptors such as White-tailed Eagle or Common Buzzard. Corncrake is rare but possible on the edge between the meadows and farmland. Beware of the fact that there are birdcalls coming from the nearby birdpark, such as Eagle Owl or Cranes from China! There is also a flock of free flying Sacred Ibisis.



Park at the Vogelpark Niendorf. There is a bus number 40 coming from Lübeck. The reserve itself is good for walking, a bike can be usefull.

Terrain and Habitat

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



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Summer


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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