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Extensive, open moor landscape along the river Loisach in the Bavarian Alpine foothills.

Added* by Florian Prestl
Most recent update 8 December 2022


Loisach-Kochelsee-Moore: the extensive wet meadows, low and raised bogs, reed areas, the nearby forests and the river Loisach itself offer a habitat for a variety of bird species. The area stretches from Benediktbeuern to Kochelsee and is easily accessible via numerous paths. During the breeding season in spring, some paths are closed to the public. Among the birds you can see or hear are Corn Crake, Eurasian Curlew, Whinchat, Red-backed Shrike, Great Grey Shrike, White Stork, Marsh Harrier, Skylark and Grey Wagtail. But many more, see the birdlist below. From spring to autumn whith some luck you might be able to spot a pair of resident Common Crane .



The northern part of the area can be easily explored from the Benediktbeuern monastery. There is winter feeding and an observation platform in a barn. The circular route shown on the map is about 8,5 km long.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes , Moors/heathland , River , Agriculture , Forest , Reedbeds


Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Autumn migration , Spring migration


Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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Top 5 birds

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