Heerter See

Niedersachsen  >  Germany

Two artificially created lakes in the early 1950s in a forest area near Heerte. The lakes served as sludge settling ponds for iron ore washing.

Added* by Hans Verdaat
Most recent update 12 December 2022


Over 300 bird species have been recorded in the area of Heerter See. They include Common Crane, Osprey, Great Cormorant and Common Sandpiper, who use the lake as a stepping stone on their way to wintering or breeding grounds. A 6 km hike around the Heerter See nature reserve and European bird sanctuary is a special experience for nature lovers. Its salty water provides habitat for special plant species and its shallow shores are ideal for waders.



Parking places are available. Click on a P in the map to get directions. The area is accessible by walking.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Lake


Flat , Wet

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Paved road , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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