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 HabitatForest, Wetland, Lake, Agriculture, Reedbeds, River, Scattered trees and bushes
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring, Summer
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle
Birdwatching hide / platformNo