Schleswig Holstein, Lübeck  >  Germany

Different habitats, brackish water lagoons, sweet water lagoon, reedbeds, different types of forest, wet meadows and a little bit of farmland (organic!)

Added* by Tim Herfurth
Most recent update 19 March 2020
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In Schellbruch reserve close to the city of Lübeck you find different types of habitats with a great variety of birds in a rather small area (although the complete reserve is not small at all. The reserve is managed by the NABU (German organisation for protecting nature) and a local organic farmer.

Good all year through but best in late spring. Fantastic place for Bluethroat, Savi's Warbler, Bearded Tit, White-tailed Eagle and Woodpeckers. In autumn also great flocks of geese in some years. Little Ringed Plover and Northern Lapwing occur as well as Common Kingfisher. Winter is good for Great Grey Shrike, Smew, Goosander and sometimes Great Bittern.



Possible to reach by bus (line 12), bike or car. Parking at Nils-Bohr Ring or Hülshorst.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Lake , Agriculture , Reedbeds , River , Scattered trees and bushes



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Summer


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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