Sandentnahmestelle Neustadtgödens

Niedersachsen  >  Germany

Sand extraction point Neustadtgödens is an artificial pond with reeds and bush zone.

Added by Wiebke Schäfer


Neustadtgödens was created by the extraction of sand for the construction of the motorway between 1977 and 1982. In 1985 it was designated as a nature reserve. Since then, there have been some ornithologically interesting habitats due to the succession and the settlement of fish: the 3 lakes themselves, reed areas, shallow water areas and bush areas on the dams. The lakes are good for resting water birds like Goosander, Smew, Great Crested Grebe, Northern Shoveler, Eurasian Wigeon, Common Pochard, Great Egret or Common Gull. For many birds this is an attractive place because it is a fresh water near the coast. Birds like Northern Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper or Common Sandpiper can also be observed on the shallow water areas. There is also a colony of Great Cormorant. The water mill is also a cultural highlight.



The area can only be viewed in two places: from the dam behind the water mill and from the observation platform. There is no parking space at the observation platform as the street is very narrow. You can park your car at the entrance to the water mill. However, it is advisable to visit the area on a bike tour on the Jadebusen.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Lake, Scattered trees and bushes



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring, Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring migration


Wide path, Unpaved road, Narrow trail, Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform



Birdingplaces Near

Der Jadebusen. Nationalpark Wattenmeer

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Top 5 birds

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