Nordrhein Westfalen  >  Germany

This 450 hectare nature reserve is located on the border of Germany and the Netherlands. Beautiful area with forest, heath and a few ponds.

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Most recent update 12 December 2021
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The Tevenerheide is a nice walking and birding area, located next to Nato airport Geilenkirchen. The Tevenerheide is characterized by alternation between vegetation and landscapes: moist or dry, dense forest or open field. Very good place to view the Wood Lark quite close. Other birds in the area include European Stonechat, Tawny Owl, Common Redstart, Black Woodpecker, Icterine Warbler, Red-backed Shrike, Skylark and Yellowhammer.



Parking is available at several points. Click on a P in the map to get directions to that point. There are 4 marked walking trails. "Moor route" (black) - 5,8 km, start: car park Grotenrath. "Heathland route" (purple) - 6 km, start: car park Scherpenseel. "Lakes route" (blue) - 7,1, km, start: car park Hohenbusch. "Big nature trail" (yellow) - 9,4 km, start: car parks Hohenbusch/Grotenrath/Scherpenseel. On the map below you see a 10 km circular walking trail.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Plain


Hilly , Sandy

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit



Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform



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