Baden Württemberg  >  Germany

A former gravel pit developed into a unique nature reserve where many birds can be seen. The area is completely fenced for protection.

Added* by Sebastian Lobitz
Most recent update 21 December 2020


The Kohlplattenschlag nature reserve covers an area of 49 hectare. After the completion of the gravel mining, the area was completely restructured in 1994 into a refuge for numerous animal and plant species. The Kohlplattenschlag offers a breeding, feeding and resting place for water birds, waders and migratory birds. Among the breeding birds are Red-backed Shrike, Common Kingfisher, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Little Ringed Plover, Sand Martin and Western Marsh Harrier. It is possible to observe the birds without disturbance in the three observation places.



Explore the area from the car park on foot. Click on the P in the map to get directions to the car park. A circular walk around the area is about 3 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Lake , Reedbeds


Flat , Sandy

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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