Gülper See

West Brandenburg  >  Germany

This large lake and its surroundings is one of the better birding sites in Brandenburg. It is situated near the Havel, a tributary of the Elbe.

Added* by Martin Miethke
Most recent update 17 April 2021


It’s an excellent place for White-tailed Eagle, Osprey and Rough-legged Buzzard. In autumn there are huge numbers of resting northern geese, ducks and Common Crane, and when the water level is low, various limicoles can be observed on the south bank. Around the lake there are scattered bushes, reedbeds, flooded meadows, and marshlands and even some wooded dunes. The varied landscape offers plenty of opportunity to see interesting birds all year round.



Both north and south sides of the lake can be accessed via Rhinow. For the south side of the lake with the birdwatching tower you can best park near the post mill in Prietzen and walk from there.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , River , Lake , Reedbeds , Forest , Plain , City/village , Agriculture


Flat , Wet , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration , Autumn , Spring


Unpaved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Pictures by Steven Schulting (who created this page originally)


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