Vogelfreistätte Ammersee-Südufer

Bayern  >  Germany

One of the most important breeding grounds and stop-overs for migrating birds in Bavaria and also a EU Natura 2000 protected area.

Added* by Florian Prestl
Most recent update 23 December 2021


Vogelfreistätte Ammersee-Südufer (the southern Ammersee bay) is a nature reserve that offers a broad variety of habitats. The open water, reedbelts, sandbanks, alluvial forests als well as the open meadow landscape closeby attract lots of different bird species. Providing the opportunity for exciting spottings all year round. Around 110 species nest in the area, including Common Tern, Northern Lapwing and Whinchat. During spring and autumn many migrating bird species rest here, such as Ruff, Wood Sandpiper or Black-winged Stilt. Sometimes also rarities can be spotted. In winter lots of waterfowl gathers in the area. In total over 320 different species have been observed here. The meadows south of the lake "Raistinger Wiesen" are also a great birding area. Note: some paths are closed during the breeding season.



The bay can be observed from the "Ammerdamm", which provides view on the "Binnensee", as well as from Dießen and Aidenried. Click on a P in the map to get directions to that point.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes , Forest , Wetland , Lake , Mud flats , Reedbeds , River



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Spring migration


Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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