Birdwatching at Lake Scharmützelsee

Bike tours , Bird watching
Length: 27 km
0 Ratings of 5 (0)
0
0
0
0
0
How did you like your stay? You have already rated your stay.
Length: 27 km
From €
Show availability & price

p.P. = per person, p.P./N = per person / night, p.E./N = per unit / night, EZ = Single room, DZ = double room, FeWo = holiday home, App. = apartment, Suite = suite, FR = Breakfast, HP = half board, VP = full board
Lake Scharmützelsee, nestled in the picturesque Saarow hills, is a paradise for Birdwatching at Lake Scharmützelsee. The nickname ‘The Märkisch Sea’ - as the Brandenburg writer and poet Theodor Fontane once called it - is still widely known beyond Brandenburg's borders today. And indeed: after Lake Schwielochsee, Lake Scharmützelsee is the second largest natural body of water in Brandenburg and can easily be classed as an inland sea.
Continue readingcollapse
  • Birdwatching at Lake Scharmützelsee, Foto: Steffen Lehmann, Lizenz: TMB-Fotoarchiv
  • Birdwatching at Lake Scharmützelsee, Foto: Angelika Laslo, Lizenz: Seenland Oder-Spree
  • Birdwatching at Lake Scharmützelsee, Foto: Angelika Laslo, Lizenz: Seenland Oder-Spree
The Scharmützelsee in facts:
  • 1200 hectares in size
  • 30 metres deep
  • 10 kilometres long
  • 1.5 kilometres wide

Bad Saarow in the north of Lake Scharmützelsee is worth an ornithological excursion in itself.

The oriole sings in the beautiful spa gardens in summer, and many other songbirds such as blackbirds, song thrushes and hooded crows - yes, they are songbirds too - can be observed at close range. If you are out and about at night, you will often hear the eerie lament of the tawny owl.

At the footbridge on the promenade, reed warblers creak out their harsh song. This characteristic summer bird of the lake district is easy to observe here. In winter, the view of the water is particularly interesting: goldeneyes and goosanders often stay close to the shore; you don't even need binoculars. It is also hard to miss the coots, hundreds of which can be found on the lake.

Tip 1:

A QR code from ‘ornitho.de’ is attached to the footbridge. Simply scan the QR code and an up-to-date list of recently observed bird species will appear.

On the western shore of Lake Scharmützel, opposite the Kleiner Werl, an island in the lake, another good observation point awaits ornithological enthusiasts. Cormorants can be seen particularly well from here.

Tip 2:

Another good observation point for water birds in winter is the shore near Diensdorf-Radlow on the eastern shore of Lake Scharmützel.

Further south at Wendisch Rietz, a canal branches off to the north-west, connecting the Scharmützelsee with the Großer Storkower See. The surrounding canal meadows, a Natura 2000 and nature reserve, which includes a marshy meltwater channel and the foothills of an inland dune range, can be clearly seen from the moor footbridge in the south-east of the Großer Storkower See.

Both Bad Saarow and Wendisch Rietz offer numerous places to stop for refreshments. If you take a short detour to Storkow, don't miss Storkow Castle and the Dahme-Heideseen Nature Park visitor centre.

A look at the surrounding area

The ideal way to experience and ‘cycle’ the entire observation area is on the 46-kilometre Adler trifft Zander circular tour. The start and finish are at Bad Saarow and Storkow railway stations.
Continue readingcollapse
Lake Scharmützelsee, nestled in the picturesque Saarow hills, is a paradise for Birdwatching at Lake Scharmützelsee. The nickname ‘The Märkisch Sea’ - as the Brandenburg writer and poet Theodor Fontane once called it - is still widely known beyond Brandenburg's borders today. And indeed: after Lake Schwielochsee, Lake Scharmützelsee is the second largest natural body of water in Brandenburg and can easily be classed as an inland sea.
Continue readingcollapse
  • Birdwatching at Lake Scharmützelsee, Foto: Steffen Lehmann, Lizenz: TMB-Fotoarchiv
  • Birdwatching at Lake Scharmützelsee, Foto: Angelika Laslo, Lizenz: Seenland Oder-Spree
  • Birdwatching at Lake Scharmützelsee, Foto: Angelika Laslo, Lizenz: Seenland Oder-Spree
The Scharmützelsee in facts:
  • 1200 hectares in size
  • 30 metres deep
  • 10 kilometres long
  • 1.5 kilometres wide

Bad Saarow in the north of Lake Scharmützelsee is worth an ornithological excursion in itself.

The oriole sings in the beautiful spa gardens in summer, and many other songbirds such as blackbirds, song thrushes and hooded crows - yes, they are songbirds too - can be observed at close range. If you are out and about at night, you will often hear the eerie lament of the tawny owl.

At the footbridge on the promenade, reed warblers creak out their harsh song. This characteristic summer bird of the lake district is easy to observe here. In winter, the view of the water is particularly interesting: goldeneyes and goosanders often stay close to the shore; you don't even need binoculars. It is also hard to miss the coots, hundreds of which can be found on the lake.

Tip 1:

A QR code from ‘ornitho.de’ is attached to the footbridge. Simply scan the QR code and an up-to-date list of recently observed bird species will appear.

On the western shore of Lake Scharmützel, opposite the Kleiner Werl, an island in the lake, another good observation point awaits ornithological enthusiasts. Cormorants can be seen particularly well from here.

Tip 2:

Another good observation point for water birds in winter is the shore near Diensdorf-Radlow on the eastern shore of Lake Scharmützel.

Further south at Wendisch Rietz, a canal branches off to the north-west, connecting the Scharmützelsee with the Großer Storkower See. The surrounding canal meadows, a Natura 2000 and nature reserve, which includes a marshy meltwater channel and the foothills of an inland dune range, can be clearly seen from the moor footbridge in the south-east of the Großer Storkower See.

Both Bad Saarow and Wendisch Rietz offer numerous places to stop for refreshments. If you take a short detour to Storkow, don't miss Storkow Castle and the Dahme-Heideseen Nature Park visitor centre.

A look at the surrounding area

The ideal way to experience and ‘cycle’ the entire observation area is on the 46-kilometre Adler trifft Zander circular tour. The start and finish are at Bad Saarow and Storkow railway stations.
Continue readingcollapse

Arrival planner

Bahnhofvorplatz

15526 Bad Saarow

Weather Today, 25. 5.

17 25
light rain

  • Sunday
    14 26
  • Monday
    14 23

Brochures

Tourist information

Tourismusverband Seenland Oder-Spree e.V.

Ulmenstraße 15
15526 Bad Saarow

Tel.: +49 (0) 33631-868100
Fax: +49 (0) 33631-868102

Weather Today, 25. 5.

17 25
light rain

  • Sunday
    14 26
  • Monday
    14 23

All information, times and prices are regularly checked and updated. Nevertheless, we can not guarantee the accuracy of the data. We recommend that you inquire about the current status by phone / e-mail or via the provider's website before your visit.

(+49) +49(0)331 2004747​ We are available for you via telephone: weekdays Mon – Fri 9 am – 1 pm and Oct. 31 from 9 am – 1 pm.

Thank you for your enquiry!

In case your enquiry did not result in a booking, we will be getting in touch with you as quickly as possible during our service hours from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

We are also glad to answer all of your questions surrounding the State of Brandenburg at (+49)(0)331- 200 47 47. Please send us an e-mail at service@reiseland-brandenburg.de.

Your information and travel agency service Brandenburg

Your request was not successful!

Please try again later. Thank you.

Your information and travel agency service Brandenburg

Online booking


Thank you for visiting www.brandenburg-tourism.com

This website has been developed with the latest technology. Unfortunately, you are using a browser that does not meet the latest technical requirements.

We therefore ask you to use an alternative browser (E.g. Google Chrome, Firefox or Edge) and we hope you enjoy browsing our website.