Dassower See

Schleswig-Holstein/Mecklenburg Vorpommern  >  Germany

Maybe one of the best wintering grounds for ducks, geese and swans in the Baltic region. Huge numbers of Greater Scaup.

Added* by Tim Herfurth
Most recent update 19 March 2020


Dassower See is a huge brackish water lake with hardly any disturbance by boats. Thats one of the reasons why this area is fantastic for all kinds of ducks, geese, swans, grebes and a good number of raptors. White-tailed Eagle can be seen easily and there are some good breeding species such as Bearded Tit, Bluethroat or Red-breasted Merganser. The main problem is that birding spots are hard to find and you will have to stop at various points to get some views. I would always recommend to do a round tour by car although bike is possible too and to start or finish at the Priwall/Pötenitzer Wiek. Depending on the weather you sometimes find 30000 ducks on one spot and none on the other and the next day the other way around.



Do a round trip by car or bike.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake , Agriculture , City/village , Reedbeds , Scattered trees and bushes



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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