Steinhorster Becken

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  • Martin Donat

    An absolute "Place to be" for every nature lover is the Steinhorster Becken. The biotope is the largest man-made of its kind in North Rhine-Westphalia and offers countless animals a wonderful habitat. Watt, water and migratory birds attract the 36-acre pool. In the wetland next door, other animals such as amphibians find a home. Overall, the nature reserve comes on 82.6 acres of land and is a real eye-catcher. In order not to disturb the native bird population, you may only circle the area, a direct entry into the Steinhorst Basin is prohibited.

    A little tip: At the northern edge of the reserve is a lookout - from here you can take a look inside the protected area and enjoy the great view.

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    • December 7, 2018

  • 🚴 TeutoRadler

    A very nice bird sanctuary with migratory birds

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    • January 20, 2017

  • 🚴 TeutoRadler

    The Steinhorster Basin was originally planned as a floodplain for the Ems.

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    • January 25, 2017

  • Peter

    Observation tower on the Steinhorster basin. Especially in the evening very nice and quiet

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    • May 29, 2017

  • Andreas Seifert

    Due to the course of the Ems and parallel watercourses there were always floods in the cities Rietberg and Rheda-Wiedenbrück in the district Gütersloh. It was therefore decided in 1972 to build a water retention basin in Steinhorster Bruch in the north of the district of Paderborn and east of Westerwiehe. The dykes were used to rebuild an area through which the Ems flows; If there is a risk of flooding, a weir should be closed so that the water can collect in the pool. The dyke and Staubauwerke are managed by the water association Obere Lippe. In a trial, it was found that wading and waterfowl settled in this basin.

    Together with some ornithologists of the region, a concept has been developed to provide habitat to these birds and not just to fill the basin at high tide. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia provided the financial means to first acquire the required land. In addition, money had to be made available for the design of the biotope.

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    • April 28, 2018

  • Andreas Kronier

    For ornithologists a table laid. A variety of different Yvögeln bebachten here. So bring your binoculars.

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    • February 22, 2017

  • Peter

    It is always phenomenal, what calm the area around the basin offers. Scenic beautiful, pure nature. I like to come here.

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    • June 9, 2017

  • 🚴 TeutoRadler

    Originally intended as a pure flood plain of the Ems, today it is a paradise for migratory birds.

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    • June 13, 2017

  • carsten

    Beautiful stage destination during a bike ride.
    Or for a long walk in nature.

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    • August 16, 2017

  • Berger

    Here you can watch very different water birds

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    • September 7, 2017

  • Andreas Seifert

    Due to the course of the Ems and parallel watercourses there were always floods in the cities Rietberg and Rheda-Wiedenbrück in the district Gütersloh. It was therefore decided in 1972 to build a water retention basin in Steinhorster Bruch in the north of the district of Paderborn and east of Westerwiehe. The dykes were used to rebuild an area through which the Ems flows; If there is a risk of flooding, a weir should be closed so that the water can collect in the pool. The dyke and Staubauwerke are managed by the water association Obere Lippe. In a trial, it was found that wading and waterfowl settled in this basin.

    Together with some ornithologists of the region, a concept has been developed to provide habitat to these birds and not just to fill the basin at high tide. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia provided the financial means to first acquire the required land. In addition, money had to be made available for the design of the biotope.

    The concept for the Steinhorster Basin was realized from 1986 to November 1990. 36 hectares of water for birds and 18 hectares of wet grassland for amphibians and water-borne insects have been created. In the northwest of the site, 21 hectares of reeds and reeds were planted to protect endangered bird species. Around the area 3000 m dike were heaped up and a 1.8 m deep and up to 20 m wide trench dug.

    Since 1988, the Steinhorster basin is cared for by the biological station Paderborner Land, or its successor, the Biological Station Paderborn-Senne.

    In 1991, the Steinhorster Becken was designated as a protected area by a decree of the district president Detmold.

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    • April 16, 2018

  • Andreas Seifert

    Due to the course of the Ems and parallel watercourses there were always floods in the cities Rietberg and Rheda-Wiedenbrück in the district Gütersloh. It was therefore decided in 1972 to build a water retention basin in Steinhorster Bruch in the north of the district of Paderborn and east of Westerwiehe. The dykes were used to rebuild an area through which the Ems flows; If there is a risk of flooding, a weir should be closed so that the water can collect in the pool. The dyke and Staubauwerke are managed by the water association Obere Lippe. In a trial, it was found that wading and waterfowl settled in this basin.

    Together with some ornithologists of the region, a concept has been developed to provide habitat to these birds and not just to fill the basin at high tide. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia provided the financial means to first acquire the required land. In addition, money had to be made available for the design of the biotope.

    The concept for the Steinhorster Basin was realized from 1986 to November 1990. 36 hectares of water for birds and 18 hectares of wet grassland for amphibians and water-borne insects have been created. In the northwest of the site, 21 hectares of reeds and reeds were planted to protect endangered bird species. Around the area 3000 m dike were heaped up and a 1.8 m deep and up to 20 m wide trench dug.

    Since 1988, the Steinhorster basin is cared for by the biological station Paderborner Land, or its successor, the Biological Station Paderborn-Senne.

    In 1991, the Steinhorster Becken was designated as a protected area by a decree of the district president Detmold.

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    • April 16, 2018

  • 🚴 TeutoRadler

    The Steinhorster Basin is an artificial nature reserve in the Delbrücker Land near Steinhorst in the north of Paderborn. The approximately 83-acre area consists mainly of water areas and provides a habitat for many water birds.Due to the course of the Ems and parallel watercourses there were always floods in the cities Rietberg and Rheda-Wiedenbrück in the district Gütersloh. It was therefore decided in 1972 to build a water retention basin in Steinhorster Bruch in the north of the district of Paderborn and east of Westerwiehe. The dykes were used to rebuild an area through which the Ems flows; if there is a risk of flooding, a weir should be closed, so that the water can collect in the pool. The dyke and Staubauwerke are managed by the water association Obere Lippe. In a trial, it was found that wading and waterfowl settled in this basin.Together with some ornithologists of the region, a concept has been developed to provide habitat to these birds and not just to fill the basin at high tide. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia provided the financial means to first acquire the required land. In addition, money had to be made available for the design of the biotope.The concept for the Steinhorster Basin was realized from 1986 to November 1990. 36 hectares of water for birds and 18 hectares of wet grassland for amphibians and water-borne insects have been created. In the northwest of the area, 21 hectares of reed and reed were planted to protect endangered bird species. Around the area, 3,000 m of dike were heaped up and a 1,8 m deep and up to 20 m wide ring ditch excavated.Since 1988, the Steinhorster basin is cared for by the Biological Station Paderborner Land, or its successor, the Biological Station Paderborn-Senne.In 1991, the Steinhorst basin was designated as a protected area by a decree of the district president Detmold

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    • July 24, 2018

  • Mark

    A beautiful nature reserve offers u.a. many bird species Nistmöglichkeiten. Nice for walking and a nice stopover on a bike ride

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    • September 2, 2018

  • Patrick W.

    Pure nature, a great overview of the Steinhorster basin and the surrounding area

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    • April 19, 2019

  • F.Erny

    A natural bird sanctuary

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    • September 25, 2015

  • Andreas Kronier

    Great nature reserve with a species-rich birdlife

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    • February 26, 2017

  • 🚴 TeutoRadler

    A paradise for migratory birds

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    • April 17, 2017

  • carsten

    Nice destination in nature.
    Ideal for a short hike, or as a stage destination on a bike ride.

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    • August 16, 2017

  • carsten

    For a long walk or as a rest on a bike ride highly recommended.

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    • August 16, 2017

  • Berger

    At the Steinhorster Basin you can have a nice break and see a variety of waterfowl

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    • October 6, 2017

  • Berger

    You should make a stop at the Steinhorster Basin. Here you can see a variety of birds

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    • May 25, 2018

  • Dety

    Ideal for birders and nature lovers. In bad weather even more interesting.

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    • July 15, 2018

  • Mike

    Pure nature, several benches invite you to linger

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    • July 29, 2018


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Location: Delbrück, Paderborn, Detmold District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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