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Barrage of the river Lech where numerous species of birds breed and rest. The birds can be easily observed on a 9 km circular path around the lake.

Added* by Wolfgang Müller
Most recent update 30 June 2021


The Mandichosee is a barrage of the river Lech between Landsberg am Lech and Augsburg. In autumn, winter and spring the lake is rich in birds. On the lake you can find geese and different species of ducks like Common Teal, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck and Red-crested Pochard. Osprey and Red-footed Falcon sometimes appear, accompanied by Eurasian Hobby. In the autumn Black-necked Grebe can then also be observed. In winter you can see sometimes many Common Goldeneye and Goosander. The resting migratory birds include Black Tern, White-winged Tern and a wide variety of waders. Along the western shore you can also find forest birds like woodpeckers and tits. Among the other interesting birds you can see are Cuckoo, Little Ringed Plover, Common Kingfisher, Golden Oriole, Yellowhammer and Bullfinch.



There is a big parking on the east side of the Mandichosee. Click on the P in the map to get directions. From there you can explore the lake of walk the 9 km circular route around the lake (see the map).

Terrain and Habitat

Lake , Forest



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn , Winter

Best time to visit

Winter , Autumn migration , Spring migration


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

In the summer the Mandichosee is a popular bathing lake. So for the best birding it is a good idea to avoid summer. If summer is your only option for a visit, go early on the day. But from the end of the bathing season the bird population on the lake increases day by day.

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