Barghauser See

Northern Saxony  >  Germany

Protected lake with a breeding island for gulls and terns.

Added* by Wiebke Schäfer
Most recent update 30 November 2020


The Barghauser lake is a protected area of ​​18 hectares, including 14 hectares of water. The lake is over 20 m deep. In the lake there is an artificially constructed island for breeding birds. A colony of Black-headed Gull has settled here, but Common Tern and sometimes Avocet or Mediterranean Gull also find a place to breed. Around the lake a narrow strip of trees has developed, and there are grasslands in the area. So this also attracts some other birds.



You can park on the southwest corner of the lake (Click on the P on the map to go there). From there you can walk along the south and east side of the lake and have some good views on the breeding island. If you want to observe the breeding birds up close it's a good idea to bring a telescope.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake , Grassland



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Summer , Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring , Summer


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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