Guidance and information for
After the conservation of bird habitats,
the second aim of the LIFE project was to make the Weidmoos
visitor-friendly. To this end, it was made possible
– in the southern part of the Weidmoos –
to visit the area without disturbing the bird habitats.
In the meant time the Weidmoos has become a well known
attraction for nature loving visitors.
A new themed footpath
invites you to learn about a unique bird world and about
the variety of bird habitats. The visitor is informed
as to the creation and ecology of the Weidmoos over
the 1.5km path, as well as the history of peat extraction,
the bird species which are characteristic of the Weidmoos
and Natura 2000. The highlights of the themed footpath
are the “bird observation hides”, the bog
platform and the peat cutting site.
A 12-metre-high viewing
tower offers impressive views over the Weidmoos
and also excellent bird-spotting opportunities. With
the appropriate equipment (field glasses, spotting scope)
it is possible to observe both popular bird species
and, with a bit of patience, rarities such as the Little
Bittern or various wading birds.
As part of the LIFE project,
a former peat-workers’ hut was converted into
an information centre. The information
centre now houses an exhibition, presenting a variety
of information concerning the Weidmoos and the LIFE
project. It is also the focal point for all related
events and activities.