Großes Meer

Eastern Frisia  >  Germany

This naturally formed fen lake (Niedermoorsee) and surrounding fields, reed beds and marshes are breeding habitats of regional importance.

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Most recent update 2 February 2023
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Extensive reed-beds and the adjacent wetlands surrounding the big lake Großes Meer are easily accessible and always worth a visit. Important breeding birds include Black-tailed Godwit, Snipe, Northern Lapwing, Short-eared Owl, Marsh Harrier, Great Bittern, Sedge Warbler, Bluethroat and Reed Bunting. In winter the lake hosts very large flocks of roosting Greylag Goose, Greater White-fronted Goose, various other geese, ducks and gulls.



Various parking spots exist although in summer it can be crowded. Click on a P in the map for directions. Foothpaths lead around the lake and to numerous birding platforms. A number of signs provide information about the creation, importance and development of the lake and its water management as well as birdlife. The northern part of the lake is used for recreation and especially in summer can become crowded, the southern part is a protected nature reserve.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Plain , Lake , Agriculture , Reedbeds , Grassland


Flat , Wet

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring migration , Spring , Autumn , Autumn migration


Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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