Guttauer Teiche

Sachsen  >  Germany

One of the most beautiful pond landscapes in Germany that is part of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Oberlausitzer Heide- und Teichlandschafte.

Added* by Wolfgang Müller
Most recent update 25 June 2022


North of the Saxon town of Bautzen, the largest contiguous pond landscape in Central Europe extends over 301 km². In the Oberlausitzer Heide- und Teichlandschafte, which was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1996. The more than 350 bodies of water within the biosphere reserve are spread over 39 pond groups. One of the most beautiful are the Guttauer Teiche, about 11 km north of the A4 exit "Bautzen Ost" and easy to reach from Dresden under an hour's drive. The 13 small ponds are rich in birds and can be explored by a nature trail. Among the birds you can see are Common Goldeneye, Common Pochard, Little Grebe, Great Bittern, Red Kite, Black Kite, White-tailed Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Cuckoo, Great Reed Warbler, Reed Warbler, Common Tern and Common Crane.



You can enter a 2,6 km circular educational trail (Naturerlebnispfad) from the Visitor Centre of the Biosphere Reserve in Wartha. You can also choose the longer walk of 7 km that is indicated on the map below. Click on a P in the map to get directions to the parking place of your choice.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake , Reedbeds , Wetland


Open landscape , Wet

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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