Schloss Seehof and Stocksee

Upper Franconia  >  Germany

A variety of habitats with a chain of ponds close to Schloss Seehof and the surrounding forested areas makes this a very rewarding birding area.

Added* by Ulrich Schwantes
Most recent update 7 December 2022


The Stocksee lake and the ponds of Schloss Seehof (Seehof-castle) are rich in breeding and wintering waterfowl and reed birds. You can make a nice walk along the ponds and through the neighbouring Hauptsmoorwald forest, where you can encounter many woodland birds. Along the way you can see a nice mix of water birds and forest birds. Among the birds you can see are 5 species of woodpecker, Northern Goshawk, , Wood Warbler, Woodcock, Golden Oriole Black-headed Gull Common Kingfisher , Little Grebe, Tufted Duck , Great Cormorant , Grey Heron Great Crested Grebe , Northern Shoveler , Common Teal , Gadwall , Canada Goose , Red-crested Pochard, Great Reed Warbler , Mute Swan andCommon Pochard



Take the exit Memmelsdorf on motorway A 73. You can park on the big parking near Schloss Seehof or take the smaller, parking to the southwest of the castle. Click on a P in the map to get directions to the parking of your choice. The circular walk that is shown on the map is about 4,5 km long. Moreover, there is a bus-stop of the Bamberg city bus lines 907 and 927 at Schloss Seehof.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Lake , Reedbeds


Wet , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Winter , Autumn migration


Paved road , Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


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Birdwatching hide / platform


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