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The Perfstausee is a reservoir that was build to protect the Lahntal area against floodings in the early 90s. It is also used as recreational area.

Added* by Paul Poletajew
Most recent update 12 March 2022
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Unfortunately the reservoir is built quite clean and has neither inviting shore or reed areas, nor mudflats or wet forest. The very south part of the lake is a protected area and offers a hide with a good view on the water surface. Also the whole lake is just next to a quite loud road.

But during winter or spring migration you can find rather rare birds here such as Goosander.



There is a car park right next to the lake. A footwalk leads in a loop around the lake, that is in good shape and can be tread by feet or wheelchair. The short path to the hide is quite muddy.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland , Valley , Lake , Forest , City/village



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Winter , Spring

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring migration


Wide path , Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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