Beversee and Biostation Kreis Unna

Northrhine-Westphalia  >  Germany

Small forest with a bigger eutrophic lake.

Added* by Thiemo Karwinkel
Most recent update 10 February 2022


The Beversee is a nutrient rich lake, originated from land sinking due to underground mining. Additionally many small round lakes can be found in the forest, originated from bombing of the second World War. the forest is inhabited by typical forest birds like Hawfinch. The lake is resting and breeding habitat for many common species ranging from Common Kingfisher, Great Cormorant to Tufted Duck.

On the other side of the shipping channel you can visit on old farm, nowadays the biological station in the federal state "Kreis Unna". However, except some events, there is no special exhibition, just a small informative outdoor area. Behind the biological station there is a huge observation tower in the fields and floodplains of the river Lippe.



You can park at the Harbour rünthe, at a hiking parking space or at the Biological Station. Click on a P in the map to get directions to that point. Within the area you can best move by foot.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Agriculture


Flat , Slippery , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring , Summer


Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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