The diversity of habitats, the sandy and gravel banks on the flowing river as well as the reed beds and muddy banks on the quiet Old Rhine, is immense. Alder, ash, willow and black poplar also form the basis for a site-appropriate floodplain forest.
For geese, beavers or Great Egret, the protected area of Bislicher Insel, which is more than 1000 football fields in size, is the purest water paradise. The Bislicher Insel is one of the few near-natural floodplains in Germany. Every year it is flooded by the Rhine, which is why the dikes were specially laid.
Parking is available at the café there. The area itself is easy to explore by foot or bike. The somewhat remote floodplains can, however, be reached by car, where you can park directly on the road.
Terrain and HabitatWetland, Forest, River, Grassland
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitWinter, Spring migration, Autumn migration, Spring
RouteWide path, Paved road
Difficulty walking trailStrenuous
Accessible byBicycle, Foot, Car
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
Year after year, the large flocks of Arctic geese exert a special attraction not only on ornithologists - up to 25,000 of the impressive birds make their winter quarters here. Therefore it is worthwhile to search the geese for rarities. A pair of White-tailed Eagle has also been breeding in the area again for several years.
The green areas around the nature reserve are also worth seeing.