Nachtweid von Dauernheim

Hessen  >  Germany

Interesting observation area for wetland bird species, but not very easy to reach.

Added* by R. Graf
Most recent update 10 December 2022


The nature reserve Nachtweid von Dauernheim is one of the oldest in the Wetterau with large sedge meadows. Measures have been taken to increase its habitat diversity. The nature reserve is one of the best habitats for rails in the Wetterau. Water Rail and Spotted Crake are regularly recorded here. Little Crake can also be heard irregularly. The frequency of the rails (Sumpfhühner / Porzana and Rallen) depends on the water level in the area. Breeding birds that can be observed here include Reed Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Bluethroat, Snipe, Greylag Goose and White Stork. In winter Eurasian Wigeon and other waterfowl are regularly observed alongside Great Egret and Great Cormorant. Red Kite and Black Kite are seen as foraging birds in the summer months.



The nearest bus stop to the north-east is in Dauernheim. From the Langgasse bus stop, walk east along Langgasse, turn south after about 200 metres and walk past the sports field to the road. Cross the road there. The path to the observation post leads 700 m to the right at the Niddabrücke bridge and then 1.7 km on the high ground keep to the left. From this high trail, observations can already be made in the floodplain with a spotting scope. From Staden - Parkstraße stop - follow Parkstraße northwards to the end of the village at the road over the Nidda and then follow the sign R4 / Hessischer Radfernweg R4 on the left. It is about 1.7 km from the road to the observation post. The Hessian long-distance cycle route R4 and the second stage of the Niddaradweg from Nieder-Florstadt to Schotten pass by the area on the western side.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring , Spring migration


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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