Fähranleger Glücksstadt

Schleswig-Holstein  >  Germany

Ferry terminal on the Elbe river with lots of waterbirds.

Added* by Thomas Wagner
Most recent update 4 April 2022


Especially during spring and autumn migration the Elbe river serves as a resting place for a lot of water birds. The Fähranleger Glücksstadt is a ferry terminal that reaches out into the river a bit. This creates a protected area for the birds, with many gathering around it. Among the birds you can encounter are Eurasian Oystercatcher, Common Gull, Eurasian Wigeon, Barnacle Goose, Herring Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull.



Parking lot near the ferry. There is often a line of cars waiting for the ferry, but one can usually drive past them to the parking lot.

Terrain and Habitat

River , Grassland



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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