One lake of Kiesgrube Niederwald is used as recreational area. The other two are leftovers from sandmining. The vegetation around the lakes varies from dry grassland and farmland to lush forest. During migration locally uncommon birds come here for resting and a little break. But there are also good chances for rare species throughout the year.
Accessible by car and bike via B62 and L3073. Parking spots next to the road on the gravel. Click on the P in the map to get directions.
Terrain and HabitatGrassland, Wetland, Plain, Scattered trees and bushes, Lake, Mud flats, Reedbeds, City/village, Agriculture
ConditionsFlat, Sandy, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring migration, Autumn migration
RoutePaved road, Wide path
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Car
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
The lake that is used as a recreational area is surrounded by trees. This is the least interesting spot. The lake on the northern side of the road is quite nice. It is also the one where you can park your car or leave your bike on the gravel in front of the iron gate. Right next to the iron gate is a higher ground from where you have a good view over the lake.
The third lake is the closest to the village and it is not visible from the road. You have to follow a path on the southern side of the road that is leading towards the village and is separated from the road by a small dike. Following the path towards the village you will reach the lake with sandbanks, small mudflats and a little island in the middle. All three lakes are private property, so be careful where you step.
Kiesgrube Niederweimar, Radenhäuser Lache