Teufelsee and Pfaffensee

Hessen  >  Germany

Two lakes in a nature reserve of 91 hectare. With suitable habitats for many water birds, waders and songbirds. Around 200 species of birds rest or breed here.

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The shores of the lakes Teufelsee and Pfaffenseewith were designated as a nature reserve in 1998. Since then, the “Large and Small Pit Pond” between the two lakes have been created as amphibious waters, which also represent a suitable habitat for dragonflies. Surrounded by five kilometers of hedges, both lakes not only offer suitable habitats for many water birds and waders, but also for songbirds that build their nests in hedges and bushes. Due to the proximity to other waters, such as Bingenheimer Ried or Unterer Knappensee a lively exchange of bird life is possible. The Pfaffensee, for example, is home to the only Hessian breeding population of Red-necked Grebe. Both lakes are also of great importance during migration or as a wintering area. Among the birds you can see here are Western Yellow Wagtail, Marsh Harrier, Common Greenshank, Garganey, Common Nightingale and many more, see the extendend birdlist below.



From Reichelsheim, Echzell or Weckersheim the area can be reached on foot or by bike via a tarred dirt road. With the nearby Bingenheimer Ried, this area is not only worth a trip on sunny weekends.

Terrain and Habitat



Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Autumn migration, Spring migration


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Bicycle, Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform



Birdingplaces Near

Bingenheimer Ried

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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