Altneckar Wieblingen

Baden-Württemberg  >  Germany

Calm and hidden part of the river Neckar without big ships. Common Kingfisher is breeding here with some pairs as well as more common bird species.

Added* by Tobias Friedlaender
Most recent update 10 April 2024


The more common species you can see at Altneckar Wieblingen are Common Kingfisher, Mallard, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose, Great Cormorant, Black-headed Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Grey Heron, Eurasian Coot, Mute Swan and Yellow-legged Gull. Winter guests in the area are Common Pochard, Goosander, Tufted Duck, Common Goldeneye and Little Grebe. A rare visitor is Caspian Gull.



Best access from the big street from Heidelberg to Wieblingen. Parking for bikes possible everywhere near the street, parking for cars maybe in the center of Wieblingen and then walk to the Neckar. Multiple small paths down to the river (hidden at some places). Watch out, can be slippery and muddy after rainfalls and in winter. Paths are narrow between bushes in some parts, so the spot is suitable for adventurous birders. Some info boards at the road/bikeway.

Terrain and Habitat

City/village , Forest , River , Reedbeds


Slippery , High water possible , Hilly

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring


Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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