Bavaria, Lower Franconia  >  Germany

The agricultural land between Grettstadt and Sulzheim is a suitable site for some special breeders, particularly for the Ortolan Bunting.

Added* by Thomas Büttel
Most recent update 22 August 2020
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The region hosts the only remaining (and declining) population of the Ortolan Bunting in Southern Germany. The inconspicious area between Grettstadt and Sulzheim has proven to be a reliable site for this species. On a morning walk on the described paths it should be no problem to hear at least its distinct song. Alongside the latter pay furthermore attention to European Turtle Dove, Common Nightingale, Wryneck, Red-backed Shrike, Corn Bunting and Common Quail.



A car park is situated along the road between Sulzheim and Grettstadt marked by a small and inconspicious sign post (coming from Grettstadt just when the railway deviates from the road). You can go by bicycle, however the long path northwards along the hedge is partially narrow and then not very suitable for cycling. Grettstadt and Sulzheim can be reached by the busline 8160 from Schweinfurt.

Terrain and Habitat

Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes , Forest


Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit

Summer , Spring


Paved road , Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform



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