The 135 hectare Ruhlsee area was renatured in 2009. A major project led by the HGON, among others. Shallow water zones and islands were created next to a ring trench, which is supposed to contribute to the water quality. These serve primarily as feeding and nesting habitats for waterfowl and ground-breeders both during the migration period and during the breeding season.
Parking spaces can be found either at the Kinzigsee beach or at the Baumschule Müller which has barrier closing times. Click on the P in the map to get directions.
Terrain and HabitatLake, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland
ConditionsFlat, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitAutumn migration, Spring migration
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
The south bank was closed to visitors as a retreat and observation hides were built. The amount of species is considerable despite the sometimes high pressure on the area caused by leisure activities.
The neighboring forest "Stellweg" is also worth a detour with breeding birds such as Golden Oriole or Middle Spotted Woodpecker.