Nordrhein-Westfalen  >  Germany

A small dammed lake that is filled by the Wahnbach and regularly attracts various species of birds.

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Most recent update 20 August 2022
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The Herrenteich attracts various waders (Little Ringed Plover, Common Greenshank, Spotted Redshank, Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Snipe), especially during migration times. These birds are less common regionally. You can often see the Common Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Black Kite, Red Kite and various ducks and geese. From time to time Black Stork, Sparrowhawk, Northern Goshawk are flying over. Now and then, Osprey, Marsh Harrier, and Eurasian Hobby can also be seen.

The area can be seen from two sides and the footbridges can be walked on. One side of the lake is overgrown with trees. Another is covered with reeds.



The area is best explored on foot and free parking is available directly in front of the lake at the inn. The footbridges are freely accessible and you can enjoy a drink while watching.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake , Reedbeds , Mud flats , Forest



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


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Birdwatching hide / platform


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