Vogelfreistätte Mittlere Isarstauseen

Bavaria  >  Germany

Shallow lake with islands. An observation tower overlooks the lake. The area around includes woods and wet meadows.

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Most recent update 19 December 2021
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Vogelfreistätte Mittlere Isarstauseen is one of the most valuable water bird sanctuaries in Bavaria. It has mixed habitats supporting a variety of species. The almost six square kilometers nature reserve has a high nature conservation significance. The water bodies are not used for recreational purposes and hunting is prohibited in the entire protected area. Among the birds you can see are Common Kingfisher, Water Rail, Little Grebe, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Common Pochard, Red-crested Pochard, Red-breasted Merganser, Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, Great Egret, Marsh Harrier and Sparrowhawk.



You can walk or bike along the Echinger reservoir. An observation tower overlooks the lake. Some local information is shown at the observation tower.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , Lake , Agriculture , Reedbeds



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform



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