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The nature reserve Ober-Mooser Teich (56.5 ha) is located in the southeastern area of the Vogelsberg. Over 100 species of birds have been seen in the area.

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Most recent update 20 October 2020


The ponds of nature reserve Ober-Mooser Teich are used by water birds, and waders when the water level is low, as a migration and resting area. The breeding birds in the area include: Great Crested Grebe and Little Grebe, occasionally Black-necked Grebe, Mallard, Common Pochard and Water Rail.



You can park on the parking lot at the campsite, Am Camping 1, 36399 Freiensteinau. Click on the P in the map to get directions. You can walk around the Ober-Mooser Teich lake (3,4 km) or combine it with a bigger tour around the two other lakes (Nieder-Mooser Teich and Rothenbach) in the area. This longer trail is 12,5 km. Both trails are shown on the map.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake , Grassland



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn , Spring


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Bicycle , Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform


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Top 5 birds

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