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The Gmünder Au is a 184 hectare nature reserve in Bavaria with wide reed belts, ponds, wet meadows and above all countless birds that can be admired in peace.
The Gmünder Au nature reserve is an old river arm of the Danube. At this point the Wiesent flows into the old Danube arm and together the two rivers form a beautiful meadow landscape. Wide reed belts, ponds and wet meadows create a resting, breeding and wintering area for many bird species. The area is flooded once or several times a year. Among the birds you can see here are Eurasian Curlew, Cuckoo, Reed Bunting, Purple Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Golden Oriole, Sedge Warbler and Savi's Warbler. The area can also be very good for European Bee-eater.
Due to the annual floods and to protect species sensitive to disturbance, entry into the area is not permitted. But paths that lead along the borders of the nature reserve make it possible to see the birds of the area very well. On the map you see a 8,5 km walk to explore the area.