Fulderaue und Ilmenaue

Rheinland-Pfalz  >  Germany

Wetland in the floodplains of the river Rhine. Many waders and other waterfowl can be seen, but the amount of birds strongly depends on the water level.

Added* by Kurt Belzer
Most recent update 26 September 2022
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Fulderaue und Ilmenaue is a nature reserve along the river Rhine. A river wetland with important areas of shallow backwaters acting as a feeding area for waterfowl and a breeding and resting place for waders and other waterfowl. How exciting the area is depends heavily on the water level. When the water level is low, this a very good area for waders. In the autumn ducks and terns. It's worth a visit as it's a real hotspot at times. Some of the birds you can encounter are Northern Shoveler, Common Teal, Common Goldeneye, Goosander, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Northern Lapwing, Common Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Eurasian Curlew, Dunlin, Snipe, Common Greenshank and Wood Sandpiper.



Fulderaue und Ilmenaue is located 4 km to the east of the villige of Bingen am Rhein. There is a parking lot in the middle of the nature reserve. Click on the P in the map to get directions. From the parking you can explore the area on foot. The circular route indicated on the map is about 4,5 km long.

Terrain and Habitat

River , Wetland



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn , Winter


Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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