Ehemaliger Sommerdeich/Urdenbacher Kämpe

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Recommended by 367 out of 380 hikers


  • 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

  • Rheinschiffer ⚓

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

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    • September 17, 2017

  • Hetti

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

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    • February 16, 2017

  • 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

  • Sandra

    A beautiful Narurraum with many waterfowl.

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    • October 14, 2018

  • BroOklyn

    Here the swan has its nest.

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    • May 29, 2018

  • 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 flooded during high water. As a so-called fauna-flora-habitat area, it has a high rank among the European nature reserves.

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    • December 17, 2019

  • 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

  • Alex N

    Super beautiful floodplain area where you can really watch birds.

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    • April 11, 2020

  • RobertO

    Great plants and birds.

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    • May 14, 2020

  • DieterSchledz

    One of the most beautiful floodplain landscapes in the Lower Rhine

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    • May 14, 2020

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Location: Düsseldorf District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Distance0.95 mi
  • Uphill25 ft
  • Downhill0 ft

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