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A series of ponds interspersed with wet meadows. A nature trail leads you through the area. The pond complex is an important point for bird migration in Saxony.
The Limbacher Teiche are a wetland north-west of Chemnitz. The ponds and wet meadows are home many birds. More than 90 bird species have been recorded breeding in the area and many more on migration. The wet meadows and reeds serve as a resting place for Snipe and Jack Snipe. Breeding birds include Reed Bunting, Great Reed Warbler and Bluethroat. Sometimes also Marsh Harrier. Around the Großen Teich (Great Pond) you can also observe many birds. The best view opens up from the main dam. In particular, the small island with its Black-headed Gull colony is a highlight in itself. Other breeding birds at the Great Pond are Tufted Duck, Common Pochard, Greater Whitethroat and Reed Warbler.
The nature trail ('Naturlehrpfad') leads through the wet meadows in the Lohteichtal where sometimes Corn Crake is heard. Other birds in this area are Marsh Warbler and Red-backed Shrike. Rare birds like Spotted Crake, Short-eared Owl and Great Snipe have been observed in this area. The nature trail leads you on to the Großen und Kleinen Mühlteich (Large and Small Mill Pond) where you have a chance to spot birds like Common Kingfisher, Little Grebe and Great Reed Warbler.
The best place to start your tour through the Limbach ponds is in the parking lot at the city park of Limbach-Oberfrohna. Click on the P in the map to get directions to the parking place. The nature trail in the Limbach pond area is very well signposted. The route which is shown on the map is about 7 km long.