Fischteiche in der Lewitz

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern  >  Germany

A very scenic 1767 hectare nature reserve with fish ponds that provide a sanctuary for breeding and visiting migratory birds.

Added* by Bob Foyle
Most recent update 24 April 2022


Fischteiche in der Lewitz (former fish breeding lakes) were established as a Nature Reserve in 1938 and subsequently enlarged over the Soviet Occupation years by the locals of Lewitz in the area. Among the birds you can see are White-tailed Eagle, Osprey, Owls, Common Kingfisher, Common Crane, White Stork and different species of ducks, geese, swans and grebes. In Autumn you can observe many types of duck, geese, egret and small birds visit and pause on their migratory routes. The area has a wooden observation tower for photography.



Between Schwerin and Hamburg Autobahn turn off at Parchimand take the road past the Schwerin-Parchim Airport to Damm and then Matzlow_Garwitz then accross flat country to the "Lewitz Fische Teiche". Click on the P in the map to get directions to the bird watching tower.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Lake , Mud flats , Scattered trees and bushes , Moors/heathland , River , Reedbeds


Flat , Sandy , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Summer , Autumn migration , Spring migration , Spring , Autumn


Paved road , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Bicycle , Car , Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform


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