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 HabitatWetland, Lake, Scattered trees and bushes
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonSpring, Autumn
Best time to visitSpring migration
RouteWide path, Unpaved road, Narrow trail, Paved road
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Car
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
Der Jadebusen. Nationalpark Wattenmeer