Wahner Heide

Nordrhein-Westfalen  >  Germany

Big nature reserve and heathland where more than 100 bird species breed and beautiful walks can be made.

Added* by Daniel
Most recent update 25 April 2021


The heathland of the Wahner Heide is one of the largest nature reserves in North Rhine-Westphalia and has a great biodiversity. The area has marshes, ponds and dunes, wet and dry meadows, streams and riparian forests. You can find many different bird species and make beautiful walks. Among the birds you can see are Hawfinch, Bullfinch, Red-backed Shrike, Yellowhammer, Black Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, European Honey-buzzard, Red Kite, Wood Lark, Tree Pipit and European Stonechat. Also see the birdlist below for more birds.



It is a big area and there are many places where you can start a walk and many trails you can choose from. With the links below you can download different walking trails. You could also first visit the visitor center on the Flughafenstr. 16 in Troisdorf. Or make the circular walk of 6 km indicated on the map below, that starts at the visitor center. Click on the P in the map to get directions to the nearest parking place.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Moors/heathland


Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform



View other birding spots in the area that are published on Birdingplaces


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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