Rhine between Grafenwerth and Königswinter

Nordrhein-Westfalen  >  Germany

Rhine between the island Grafenwerth and the city of Königswinter, good for wintering ducks (Goosander) and migrating ducks and waders.

Added by Caspar Jung On 1 February 2020
Last updated 12 February 2020


You can walk directly at the river bank. You can see wintering or migrating ducks like Goosander, Northern Shoveler and Common Teal. On the gravel banks, migrating waders like Common Sandpiper and Common Greenshank are possible. Little Ringed Plover , Black Kite , Common Kingfisher and Rose-ringed Parakeet are breeding birds.

The whole year, you can watch gulls like Yellow-legged Gull and Herring Gull. With luck, you may find Mediterranean Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull and Caspian Gull (regular in winter).



You can come per train (train stations in Bad Honnef, Rhöndorf and Königswinter, direct connections to Cologne, Koblenz and Bonn), per car (follow the B42 until Bad Honnef or Rhöndorf) or per bike.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Valley , River , City/village


Flat , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring migration , Autumn migration


Paved road , Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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Top 5 birds

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