Naturschutzgebiet Welter Bach

Kreis Coesfeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen  >  Germany

Since 1989 there has been a 42-hectare nature reserve in Kernmünsterland near Dülmen. The NRW Stiftung acquired the area in 2007.

Added* by Winfried Rusch
Most recent update 20 February 2023


Nature reserve Welter Bach has damp pastures and wet meadows that are an ideal breeding and resting area for many meadow birds such as Northern Lapwing, Common Snipe, Eurasian Curlew and Barnacle Goose. The Common Kingfisher patrols the stream at the Welter Bach. Many waders can be found here during autumn and spring migration.



Nature reserve Welter Bach is located north of Dülmen and easily accessible by bike and by car. From a viewing platform you can overlook the area, but you can also view the area from the road around the area. Click on the P in the map for directions.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Plain , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , River


Flat , Wet , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Winter , Autumn , Spring

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Spring migration


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform



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