Derneburger Teiche

Niedersachsen  >  Germany

Fishponds with the only inland breeding population of Red-breasted Merganser in Lower Saxony.

Added* by Hans Verdaat
Most recent update 7 December 2022
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The Derneburger Teiche are fishponds where more than 200 bird species have been recorded, mainly waterbirds species including Tufted Duck, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Goldeneye and Common Kingfisher.



From the A 7, take the Derneburg exit and drive on the B6 in the direction of Hildesheim. In Astenbeck turn off in the direction of Holle. At the railway crossing, turn left past the ponds to the car park at the Glashaus or choose the car park at Derneburg/Holle station. Click on the P in the map for directions. The are is accessible by foot and bicycle. The circular route on the map is about 2,5 km long.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake , Mud flats , River



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform



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