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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • It's hard to believe how quickly nature has conquered the "new" Urdenbacher Kämpe! I lived in Urdenbach a few years ago, the comb was always beautiful, but what has happened here since the diversion of the Old Rhine / Mühlenbach is sensational. A small stand-edge Amazon!
    Information, hiking maps, GPS tracks, guided tours and much more: auenblicke.de

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    • May 10, 2020

  • 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

  • A really beautiful, natural piece of earth, where animals can still be animals and nature can be nature.

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    • April 28, 2021

  • A beautiful Narurraum with many waterfowl.

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    • October 14, 2018

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

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    • February 16, 2017

  • Great completely natural section. There are always great views of the landscape and benches to linger. One of my favorite sections of the round trip in the floodplain of the old and new Rhine bed

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    • May 15, 2021

  • In 2014, the Garather Mühlenbach was fed back into the old Rhine bed. Since then, the Aue has changed.
    Along the dam path, a lowland waterway developed over a good two kilometers
    a small wilderness that is constantly changing.

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    • January 4, 2022

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

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    • December 4, 2018

  • 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.
    biostation-d-me.de/gebiete-projekte/urdenbacher-kaempe/urdenbacher-altrhein
    duesseldorf-tourismus.de/dus/naturschutzgebiet-urdenbacher-kaempe

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    • December 17, 2019

  • 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

  • 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

  • At this point, originally the Rhine was different than today

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    • August 31, 2019

  • actually I don't like such straight, straight paths ... but here you can see as much on the right and left .... as in the jungle .... really great

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    • January 13, 2020

  • think it's really everyone should stick to it .. is not cruelty to animals 😉

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    • January 13, 2020

  • It's hard to believe how quickly nature has conquered the "new" Urdenbacher Kämpe! I lived in Urdenbach a few years ago, the comb was always beautiful, but what has happened here since the diversion of the Old Rhine / Mühlenbach is sensational. A small stand-edge Amazon!
    Information, hiking maps, GPS tracks, guided tours and much more: auenblicke.de

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    • May 10, 2020

  • We think the friendly, charming communication of this nature conservation project is exemplary. Obviously, it can also be done without bright prohibition signs! Top!

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    • May 10, 2020

  • The beautiful Urdenbacher Kämpe is a unique reserve between the river and the big city.
    If you like to watch birds during courtship, breeding, etc., this is the place for you. Important: take a camera with a telephoto lens with you - it's worth it and you are not the only ones!
    In some places there are boards to explain the meadow landscape.

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    • April 19, 2021

  • Suddenly a nutria also appears, but it quickly disappears again in the impenetrability.
    WIKI: "The nutria, also known as the beaver rat or, more rarely, the swamp beaver, tail beaver, tail rat or coypu, is a species of rodent that originates from South America and is located in Central Europe."
    This beaver rat is easy to confuse with the muskrat, which has a flattened tail like a beaver, but is significantly smaller.
    August 2021: We'll soon meet the first heron, but where have all the water birds and other swamp inhabitants gone?
    Perhaps they will only show up when enough of the audience knows how to appreciate their appearance.
    Today we have to be content with two, already magnificent herons, a pair of swans and a few water fowls.
    A little weather is visible on the march; shortly thereafter, the first twine falls, which quickly condense into a neat cast.
    Unfortunately, the lush green lacks a little on the dense roof, so that we arm ourselves with rain things.
    Then run past some people standing tightly under a dense deciduous tree and hope for a short-lived wetness.

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    • April 25, 2021

  • Lots of birds to see in every season

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    • May 5, 2021

  • Simply great and worth seeing

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    • August 17, 2021

  • Here the swan has its nest.

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    • May 29, 2018


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