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


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


Swampy, 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


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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