The Haidenweiher was first documented in 1691. With around 30 hectares of water, it is the second largest pond in the Westerwald lake district and is now used to raise fry. It is connected to the Dreifelder Weiher via its drainage ditch. The Haidenweiher has been a nature reserve since 1979.
The Haidenweiher was not always surrounded by closed forest areas. Its name refers to the state of the landscape at the time it was created. At that time and up until the 19th century, large areas of heathland adjoined the pond. They had developed on former woodland over the course of centuries of cattle grazing by the neighboring communities.
November 5, 2018
As applies to the entire WW Lake District, it is best to hike early in the morning during the week, then it is not so crowded. Early in the morning you can see kingfisher, great crested grebe, great egret and little egret and much more. and with a lot of luck you might even see the osprey passing through.
October 24, 2020
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