Klövensteen and Schnakenmoor

Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein  >  Germany

A large area of forest and marsh. Over 100 species can be seen here throughout the seasons.


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 Habitat

Forest, Wetland, Plain, Mud flats, Agriculture, Grassland, Moors/heathland


Flat, Sandy, Swampy, Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Autumn migration, Summer, Winter


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Bicycle, Car, Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform



Birdingplaces Near

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.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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