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Category: Naturjuwele

Furtner Lake

Several lakes, a remnant of the ice age, lie nestling in the soft hills of the Neumarkter Passlandschaft. The most famous of these is the Furtner Teich at 870 m above sea level. Boat trips, swimming, walking or exploring nature - the Furtner Teich offers something for everyone.


In nature conservation and biologist circles it is widely known as a natural treasure. What makes this lake special is that it is an unspoilt and species-rich littoral and internationally significant resting place for migratory birds with over 200 different species. There are particularly large numbers of coots, Great Crested grebes and moorhens. This is also the reason that intensive research into birds has been conducted here for considerably more than 100 years. Since 1963 there has been a research centre for ornithology at the north of the pool. Following a hike around the lake, small pools with Yellow-bellied toads and the littoral invite you to explore nature; display boards provide information on natural features. A 4-hectare low moor has developed in the northwest. Don't forget your binoculars, net and magnifying cup!


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