Gundelfinger Moos

Bayern  >  Germany

Nature reserve of 225 hectare with moist forests, meadows and floodplains that is rich in birds.

Added* by Martina Hiller
Most recent update 12 October 2022


Gundelfinger Moos is the remainder of a river valley moor in the Donauried. The area has moist forests, meadows and floodplains where you can find a large number of rare species of plants and birds. The core area of the moor consists of largely open wet meadows grazed with Exmoor ponies with a mosaic of peat cuttings. The edge areas of the moor, are used agriculturally as grassland. You can enjoy the birds from the paths and the observation tower. Among the birds you can see here are Snipe, Ruff, Eurasian Curlew, Common Greenshank, Little Ringed Plover, Red Kite, Skylark, Sand Martin, Grasshopper Warbler, European Stonechat, Whinchat, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting, Red-backed Shrike and in winter Great Grey Shrike.



B 16 between Günzburg and Gundelfingen, turn into Blumen-Eber and the 6-meter tall giraffes and park your car here. At the end of the rest area, walk right towards Gundelfinger Moos. You can make a 9 km circular walk along lake Schurrsee and over the Gundelfinger Moos, or you can just walk to the observation tower (1 km) and turn back.

Terrain and Habitat

Moors/heathland , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Paved road , Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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