Kiesgrube Goßfelden - Sterzhausen

Hessen  >  Germany

Several small lakes and ponds, left overs from sandmining between farmland and the river Lahn.

Added* by Paul Poletajew
Most recent update 21 April 2021
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The vegetation around the lakes consists of farmland, light forest and shrubs. Also there is the nearby river Lahn. During migration locally uncommon birds come here for resting.



You can access the area from Sterzhausen. There is free parking near the railroad crossing in the eastern end of the village just next to a smaller recreation area nearby the western pond. If you come by train it is just a five minutes walk from trainstation Sterzhausen to the site.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Lake , Mud flats , Scattered trees and bushes , River



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Paved road , Wide path , Unpaved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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