Grabschützer See

Leipzig  >  Germany

Former lignite mine that has been renatured. A 7 km nature trail leads around the lake.

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Most recent update 25 January 2022
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Grabschützer See is a renatured opencast mining area that is part of a larger nature reserve of Werbeliner See. The reserve is focussed on the improvement of bird habitats and has small ponds, wet meadows, island and rib structures and steep banks. More than 180 bird species have been recorded in the nature reserve so far. A nature trail leads you over a total of 7 km on a circular path trhough the various habitats. Among the birds you can see are Little Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Siskin, Smew, Bluethroat, Northern Lapwing, Great Egret, Red Kite, Great Reed Warbler and Bearded Tit. Also wild wolves live in the area.



Via motorway A9 AS Wiedemar, then on the state road S2 to Zwochau (7 km) - via the motorway A14 AS Leipzig/Nord, then on the state road S2 to Zwochau (10 km. Public transport: To arrive by train, the station Rackwitz (8.5 km) or the train station Delitzsch / Unterer Bahnhof (8.5 km) can be used. If you want to come by bus, take line 190 or line 206 to the stop Leipziger Straße, Zwochau (0.5 km). Parking available in Zwochau. Click on the P in the map to get directions. The 7 km circular route is also suitable for bicycles.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes , Wetland , Lake


Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Autumn migration


Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Bicycle , Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform



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