The Lanstroper See nature reserve covers 74.2 hectares. The eight hectare lake is five meters deep at its deepest point and is bordered by a narrow belt of reeds. Another part of the nature reserve is the forest Hienbergwald west of the lake. This deciduous forest, together with the lake provides a habitat and breeding area for numerous species of birds. Among the birds you can see in the area are Black-headed Gull, Greylag Goose, Greater Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Water Rail and Reed Bunting.
Parking is available in the adjacent residential area. Click on the P in the map to get directions. There is a hiking trail along a part of the lake and also through the fields to the Lanstroper Egg. The trail along the lake has some display boards and a viewing platform directly on the water. To do a circular trail (3,5 km) you also have to walk a few parts on roads.