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Ehemaliger Sommerdeich/Urdenbacher Kämpe

Ehemaliger Sommerdeich/Urdenbacher Kämpe

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  • Martin Donat

    The former summer dike used to make sure that the agricultural fields to your right were not flooded during floods. In 2014, however, the dike was opened in two places as part of the project "Living Rivers", so that the Urdenbacher Altrhein could recapture nature. And this is very successful, as evidenced by the breathtaking floodplain landscape to the left and right of the well-developed hiking trail that runs over the dyke today.

    You will be accompanied by a never-ending bird symphony: swans, rust geese, gray herons, golden oriole and kingfisher have found a home in the Urdenbacher Kämpe and can be seen or heard from the various vantage points along the route. It's easy to forget that just a few kilometers away, the center of NRW's second largest city with the longest bar in the world awaits visitors!

    The fact that you can walk in the Kämpe in the midst of nature, is due to a flood: earlier flowed at this point nor the Rhine to the Netherlands. After a flood in 1374, however, this shifted his bed a few miles to the west and left only a small trickle that has since marked the border of the Urdenbacher Kämpe.

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    • March 28, 2018

  • Rheinschiffer ⚓

    If you love nature, you feel well here. The Kämpe is not managed but is left to itself. You can watch and photograph animals wonderfully.

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    • September 16, 2017

  • Jutta👧 & Sory🐶

    Right and left of the path are biotopes, remnants of the flood with many birds, ducks, frogs, etc to watch. Benches with spells invite you to linger.

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    • April 27, 2018

  • Roland

    Here you can see herons, swans, ducks and many species of birds. Even in winter, when parts of the wet meadow are frozen, this track is a treat!

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    • April 5, 2018

  • Roland

    Even in winter and spring, when ice is still on the water, an absolute highlight. Herons, swans, ducks, wild geese and lots of bird species are easy to spot.

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    • April 4, 2018

  • Hetti

    The fighting is always a highlight. You should have seen them in every season.

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    • February 16, 2017

  • Sandra

    A beautiful Narurraum with many waterfowl.

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    • October 14, 2018

  • Rheinschiffer ⚓

    Watching and photographing animals is still fun because the animals are not so shy.

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    • September 17, 2017

  • Thomas

    This beautiful natural path is the right one in every season.

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    • December 4, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The Urdenbacher Kämpe is one of the last floodplains on the Lower Rhine that are regularly inundated during floods. As a so-called fauna-flora-habitat area, it has a high ranking among European nature reserves.
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    • December 17, 2019

  • RobertO

    Great plants and birds.

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    • May 14, 2020

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The Urdenbacher Kämpe is one of the last floodplains on the Lower Rhine that are regularly flooded during high water. As a so-called fauna-flora-habitat area, it has a high rank among the European nature reserves.
    biostation-d-me.de/gebiete-projekte/urdenbacher-kaempe/urdenbacher-altrhein

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    • December 17, 2019

  • slueart

    The Urdenbacher Altrhein on the left, the Garather Mühlenbach on the right, we follow the Stümpeweg, which runs over a dam between the two bodies of water.
    Rows of herons, rust geese, coots and other water birds cavort in the ponds and ponds fed by the streams, making use of the secrecy of this unspoilt water landscape.
    August 2021: The Stümpeweg lies dead straight in front of us.
    Amazingly deserted; We are delighted to walk through the bold green on this still dry Friday morning.

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    • April 25, 2021

  • BroOklyn

    Here the swan has its nest.

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    • May 29, 2018

  • DieterS

    One of the most beautiful floodplain landscapes in the Lower Rhine

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    • May 14, 2020

  • Garath95

    If you look closely, you see a gray heron

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    • May 20, 2018

  • BroOklyn

    There is always something to see here.

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    • May 29, 2018

  • Thomas

    Today I was briefly in the Urdenbacher Kämpe, in search of the Kingfisher and I saw him, but for the photo session, he flew away too fast

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    • January 17, 2019

  • RUTH

    Many bird species to see and hear. e.g. Rusty Ducks and Blackcap.

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    • April 23, 2020

  • Nadine

    a great place to watch animals.

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    • May 4, 2020

  • Frankie 64

    Lots of birds to see in every season

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    • May 5, 2021

  • Michael-im-Flow

    One of my favorite sections of the hiking tour in the floodplain of the old and new Rhine bed

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    • May 15, 2021

  • omes

    Simply great and worth seeing

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    • August 17, 2021

  • Alex N

    Super beautiful floodplain area where you can really watch birds.

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    • April 11, 2020

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