Kirchwerder Wiesen

Hamburg  >  Germany

Extensively managed pastureland with numerous drainage ditches that are not mowed annually and only outside of breeding seasons.

Added* by Hauke Hansen
Most recent update 6 April 2022
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The Kirchwerder Wiesen nature reserve has pastureland, ditches, copses and trees which form a richly structured marsh landscape with habitat for many species. Reeds, bushes and trees provide cover and perching for animals without significantly obstructing the view of the wide landscape. In denser vegetation, including taller trees, species such as Common Nightingale, Golden Oriole and Greater Whitethroat can be found.

In the open country, with luck, Black Tern can be seen in May and June, as well as Marsh Harrier, European Stonechat, Skylark, Northern Lapwing, Yellowhammer and Snipe. Red-backed Shrike have successfully nested in the area. Bluethroat, Reed Bunting and Schilfrohrsänger sing from the reeds. On and near the irrigation ditches you can find various species of ducks, Höckerschwan, Greylag Goose and Canada Goose. In addition, there are mammals such as common weasel and nutria.



The area is best reached by car. There is a parking lot in the immediate vicinity. However, there is also a bus stop. Click on the P in the map to get directions. The whole path is asphalted, but it is not allowed to drive by car, because it is a nature reserve.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Plain , Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Summer


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

The section of the Kirchwerder Wiesen nature reserve recommended here is about 3 km out and back, but can be significantly extended, even to a circular route.

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