Bavaria  >  Germany

Low mountain valley with forests, wet meadows, ponds and springs. Nice area for hiking and birding. Black Stork is breeding in the area.

Added* by Wolfgang Müller
Most recent update 24 June 2020
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The most special bird of the Kainzbachtal (Kainzbach valley) is the Black Stork. This stunning stork breeds here in the remote parts of the forest. The forested areas in the Kainzbachtal and the surrounding low mountain ranges of Eastern Bavaria with its many natural streams, ponds, swamps and wet meadows are his preferred habitat. The Black Stork returns to his nest after wintering in Africa in March or April. The nest is created high up in a tree crown. It's a very shy bird and quit hard to spot. So you have to be lucky to see one foraging along the water or flying over. But walking through the beautiful surroundings you can see many other nice birds. The Tännesberger Rundwanderweg (The 7 km trail you see on the map) is a nice walk which crosses the Kainzbachtal and leads you through some nice and birdrich areas and viewingpoints. Among the birds you can see in the area are Grey-headed Woodpecker, European Honey-buzzard, Eurasian River Warbler, Green Sandpiper, European Turtle Dove, Grey Partridge, Hazel Grouse, Red-backed Shrike, Great Grey Shrike, Skylark and Whinchat.



The starting point of the 7 km trail is the parking lot of the Geologischen Lehrpfades (geological nature trail). This is well signposted in Tännesberg. See the P on the map.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Mountain , Grassland , River


Hilly , Wet

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Summer , Autumn

Best time to visit



Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

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