Naturschutzgebiet Kuhlenvenn

Kreis Borken, Nordrhein-Westfalen  >  Germany

Nature reserve with grassland, wet meadows and a lake. The Kuhlenvenn is an important area for water, wading and meadow birds.

Added* by Winfried Rusch
Most recent update 6 February 2023


The Kuhlenvenn is a 67 hectare nature reserve and a remnant of the Weißen Venns (White Fens), the largest moorland area in Westphalia. No remains of the former raised bog have been preserved. But the Kuhlenvenn was redeveloped into a nature reserve and nowadays consists of extensively used grassland, wet meadows and a lake. The Kuhlenvenn is an important reserve for water, wading and meadow birds which use the area for breeding, foraging, resting or wintering. Among the birds you can encounter are Eurasian Curlew, Northern Lapwing, Great Cormorant, Black-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Western Yellow Wagtail, Red-backed Shrike, European Stonechat and Little Grebe.



A footpath leads past the lake from east to west across the nature reserve. The area also has a bird hide. Click on the P in the map for directions.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Lake , Grassland


Open landscape , Wet

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Spring migration , Autumn migration


Wide path , Paved road , Unpaved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Car , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform



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