BirdLife Klingnauer Reservoir

300 bird species – Up close with binoculars

The Klingnauer Reservoir is renowned for its rich variety of flora and fauna. The renaturalised landscape is home to a whole host of plants and animals and is an important habitat for aquatic and migratory birds. An exhibition at the BirdLife nature center shares the most important facts with visitors.

With its bodies of water, reed beds and surrounding wetlands, the Klingnauer Reservoir is home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. It is a place to rest or hibernate for many aquatic and migratory birds. 

An adventure trail guides visitors through the various habitats: starting at the pond, then continuing on through the copse, over rough pasture as far as the stream. Eight interactive stations along the way share surprising facts and provide information about the plants and animals. There is an observation hut as you come to the end of the trail. This hideout provides visitors with the ideal opportunity to observe the animals in their natural habitat without disturbing them. For example, there is a perfect view of the nesting aids which were specifically created for kingfishers. 

An exhibition held at the BirdLife nature center provides visitors with information about the renaturalised landscape and the many birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects that have made this place their home.

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.
Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

From Bahnhof Döttingen, take the post bus on line 148 in the direction of Mandach or the post bus on line 149 in the direction of Laufenburg to Kleindöttingen, Burlen. From the bus stop it is a 10-minute walk to the nature centre.


For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required by no later than 4 p.m. on the previous day. Tel. +41 58 667 13 60

Bicycle transport

No bicycle carrier systems available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus



BirdLife-Naturzentrum Klingnauer Stausee
Stauseestrasse 101
5314 Kleindöttingen