Roter Lug

Sachsen  >  Germany

Small natural lake with extensive agricultural area and surrounding pine forest.

Added* by Thiemo Karwinkel
Most recent update 17 February 2022
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The "Roter Lug" is a small lake as part of the UNESCO-Biosphere Reserve "Oberlausitzer Heide und Teichlandschaft" (directly translated: "Upper Lusatian heather and pond landscape"), which actually desribes also this site pretty well. The natural appeareance of the lake and the dry, slightly sandy sourrounding of the lake makes it suitable for a variety of bird species. Breeding birds include Hoopoe, European Turtle Dove, Great Grey Shrike, Whooper Swan and probably also Little Bittern. The birdingplace is not a very big in size, but it is worth visiting it within a tour of the Biosphere Reserve, offering literally more than 1000 lake sites.



Best experience in the Biosphere reserve is on a bike tour. The bike infrastructure in the area is well signposted. For example, the 88 km long bike round tour "Seeadlerradweg" (directly translated: "White-tailed-eagle-bike-way") passes this birdingplace and many other nice birdingplaces. Otherwise you might consider taking your bike in the train, with the next train station located at Klitten about 10km North of this Birdingplace. If you go by car, you can easily park at the entrance of the birdingplace next to the street.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Lake , Reedbeds , Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes


Flat , Sandy

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring , Summer


Narrow trail , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Bicycle , Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform



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