The Bittern Project (reed biotope) in Nettetal is located in the nature reserve of the Krickenbeck lakes.

The reed biotope, about 10 hectares in size, is now home to numerous animals and birds. Furthermore, plants typical of a water landscape such as reed plants grow here including rushes and cattails. Information on the existing flora and fauna can be found on display boards. There are also guided tours through the Krickenbecker Seen information center.
The beautiful gem in the Lower Rhine landscape along the Nette is not only a worthwhile destination for nature photographers, but also for hikers and families. Because with a little luck you can observe numerous water birds here and have fantastic views (especially from the observation hut) of the water landscapes, which are designated as “Water View Number 10” in the Maas-Schwalm-Nette Nature Park. The observation hut also offers a good view of the nature reserve.


Bittern Project Nettetal


Tip:Part of the Nette Lakes hiking trail leads through the nature reserve.

Hiking Paths : You can make a walk around the De Witt See or use one of the hiking trails.

Natural Sites in the Lower Rhine region:

Bittern Project Nettetal

Location: Parking spaces nearby: Hinsbecker Strasse (51 ° 20’21.4 ″ N 6 ° 14’23.3 ″ E) / Am Wittsee (51 ° 19’31.0 ″ N 6 ° 14’15.4 ″ E)


This map shows natural sites and reserves in the region of the Lower Rhine. These offers different hiking paths.

Natural Sites

Leisure Fun Lower Rhine

The region of the Lower Rhine offers a variety of opportunities to make leisure time entertaining, cultural or sporty.

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