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Zwillbrocker Venn

Border Netherlands - Germany  >  Germany

​The Zwillbrocker Venn is a nature reserve on the border of Germany and The Netherlands. Famous for it's breeding Greater Flamingo population.

Added by Remko Harbers

Description

More than a hundred different bird species breed in the nature reserve. The Zwillbrocker Venn is home to the largest Black-headed Gull colony in Germany, with around 15,000 counted birds. It is also the most northerly located breeding ground for a colony of Greater Flamingo.

Details

Access

For the starting point for the Zwillbrocker Venn hiking route, park at Hotel zum Kloppendiek, in Zwillbrock (Germany) just across the border from the dutch town of Groenlo. You can walk to the observation hide Zwillbrocker Venn Ost and observation hide Zwillbrocker Venn West.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Best time to visit

Spring, Summer

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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