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The Griesheim barrage in the river Main is a barrage with a lock located to the west of the city of Frankfurt. An area where numerous waterfowl winter.
The Griesheimer Schleuse (locks) are located between Griesheim on the northern shore of the river Main and the settlement Goldstein on the southern in Schwanheim. The shore areas and the lock island around the barrage are a protected bird sanctuary. You can see both sides very well from the bridge. Sometimes rarer species also become unusually trusting, e.g. Great Cormorant, because that is where seagulls and ducks are fed. It is particularly worthwhile if you want to take a closer look at seagulls. At least eight species have already been recorded in the area. Spotting scope is highly recommended, the observation distances are often very large. Among the birds you can encounter are Great Cormorant, Yellow-legged Gull, Slavonian Grebe (Horned Grebe), Goosander, Smew, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Caspian Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Wood Duck and Velvet Scoter.
By car, simply drive along the Uferstrasse from Frankfurt / Friedensbrücke in the direction of Schwanheim. There is a car park directly next to the lock, from which you can access the lock bridge via a staircase. Click on the P in the map for directions.