Ehemaliges Flugfeld Johannisthal

Berlin  >  Germany

This former airfield is breeding ground for some typical open land species and can be easily circumnavigated on foot or by bike.

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Most recent update 8 March 2020
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With its width the area offers an impressive contrast to the city landscape of Berlin. The nature reserve and its surroundings hold a good population of Northern Wheatear. In recent years also some pairs of Skylark, Greater Whitethroat and Linnet were recorded. The increasing settlement pressure has probably led to the disappearance of Corn Bunting and Red-backed Shrike as breeding birds but there are still regular records. Around the area of the campus to the south, there were still isolated territories of Crested Lark and even Tawny Pipit in recent years.



The area can be circumnavigated in about one hour on an paved and elevated circular trail. There are parking spaces at various locations and the S-Bahn station Adlershof is within walking distance (about 20 minutes).

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Plain , City/village


Flat , No shadow

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Bicycle , Foot , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

You should allow some time to stroll around the southern campus of the Humboldt University. Architecturally, the area around the Aerodynamic Park is particularly worth a visit; ornithologically, the ever decreasing open spaces are of particular interest. Keep an eye (and ear) open for Crested Lark, Tawny Pipit, Eurasian Green Woodpecker, Common Nightingale or Greater Whitethroat.

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