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Stahlberg and Hölleberg

Hesse  >  Germany

An FFH protected area of almost 150 hectars that contains one of the largest contiguous calcareous grasslands in northern Germany.

Added by Jonas Brüggeshemke On 30 March 2020
Last updated 24 May 2020

Description

The Stahlberg and Hölleberg area is dominated by well-preserved calcareous grasslands in different stages of succession and interesting for breeding birds of semi-open habitat, including Cuckoo, Common Quail, Common Nightingale, Skylark, Eurasian Green Woodpecker, Grasshopper Warbler, Red-backed Shrike, Tree Pipit, Wood Lark and Wryneck. Visitors are Black Kite and Red Kite, Black Stork, Common Raven and Eurasian Hobby. The area is also a well-known hotspot among botanists (orchids) and entomologists (e.g. butterflies).

Details

Access

The site is accessible by car, there is a parking possibility at the airfield Hölleberg. From there, several hiking routes lead along the plateau which offers a scenic view over the Diemel valley. The length of the route you see on the map is about 7 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Plateau , Agriculture

Conditions

Hilly

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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