Schleswig-Holstein  >  Germany

Large moorland/bog area (raised bog) near Quickborn in northern Germany.

Added* by Thomas Wagner
Most recent update 28 March 2022
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The renaturized area of Himmelmoor (peat extraction was stopped in 2018, but renaturation has started earlier) is a very nice showcase of a large moor in northern Germany. It is both a breeding place for different bird species, as well as a resting place for migrating birds. Especially in the more lake-like areas a lot of waterfowl and swallows can be observed. In the (publicly inaccessible) areas further into the moor Common Crane and occassionally a White-tailed Eagle can be observed from a distance.



Parking is possible at the old peat works and peat track (Torfbahn Himmelmoor, Himmelmoorchaussee 63, 25451 Quickborn). Click on the P in the map to get directions. The circular walk shown on the map is about 4 km long.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Reedbeds , Moors/heathland


Flat , Wet , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Summer , Autumn migration


Wide path , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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