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Kühkopf - Knoblochsaue

Hessen  >  Germany

The Kühkopf is a floodplain conservation area measuring almost 24 square kilometers.

Added by HGON

Description

The Kühkopf is an island created by the Upper Rhine and one of its oxbow lakes, which was created in 1829 when the Rhine was straightened out. Natural dynamics combined with high structural diversity are the basis for an extraordinary wealth of species. The various species lists also show an extremely high proportion of particularly endangered species.

Details

Access

Bus: Bus routes 28, 41, 48, K62 to the Riedstadt-Leeheim Bensheimer Hof stop. Parking lot in front of the floodplain forest. Click on the P in the map to get directions. A tour of the Kühkopf island on the Rhine leads mostly over the old summer dykes and is around 17 kilometers long. On the map an 18 km walking trail is shown, with the possibility for a shortcut halfway.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, River, Grassland, Wetland

Conditions

Flat, Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

The nature reserve is well equipped with approx. 60 kilometers of cycling and hiking trails. The best place to start is in the environmental education center in the north wing of the Gunterhausen estate. There you will find maps and other diverse information about the protected area.

Links

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

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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