The Klövensteen and the surrounding marshland Schnakenmoor - Butterbargsmoor are part of one of the biggest conservation areas of Hamburg. The Klövensteen is located in the east of Hamburg, not far from the river Elbe. Birds you can see here include Northern Lapwing, White-tailed Eagle and European Stonechat . The area has an extended road and path network, leading to multiple opportunities to go for a walk, a bike ride or a ride on a horse.
Parking is possible at the near game reserve Wildgehege Klövensteen or the little restaurant Pony-Waldschänke. To get there by train, you may take the S1 from Hamburg to Rissen(S), followed by a 30 minute walk.
Terrain and HabitatForest, Wetland, Plain, Mud flats, Agriculture, Grassland, Moors/heathland
ConditionsFlat, Sandy, Swampy, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring, Autumn migration, Summer, Winter
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byBicycle, Car, Foot
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
A must-see nearby is the riverside of the Elbe, especially the wetland "Wedeler & Haseldorfer Marsch". A lot of rarities and thousands of birds, especially geese like Barnacle Goose can be seen there.