Bad Buchau (Druckversion)

NABU - Naturschutzzentrum (Nature Protection Centre) Federsee

Federsee - a natural paradise for humans, animals and plants. The variety of plants and more than 265 different types of birds that can be discovered while walking, are possibly unique. That is why Federsee carries the rating "Europareservat" (European Resere) and has been accepted by the European Union into their net of protective areas "Natura 2000. Piers over and paths around the lake offer excellent possibilities to observe nature's beauty or just to enjoy the peace. Nature tours are offered by the NABU-Naturschutzzentrum (Nature Protection Centre) Federsee.

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  • Relaxing and recovering in a beautiful landscape
  • One of the largest and most beautiful nature reserves of Baden-Württemberg
  • 265 bird types and rare flowers, e.g. orchids
  • Noble water lilies and metres high of reed
  • Flower meadows species-rich with 70 types of butterflies

Our product range

  • All year we offer nature tours into our nature reserve
  • Special tours for groups and school classes by arrangement - also at short notice
  • Children's birthdays and school class projects for all ages, e.g.  "Forschen am Erlebnisteich"(Doing research at the experimental pond), "Naturerlebnis Wackelwald" (Tour Wackelwald), "Fledermäuse" (bats)
  • For families: Nature Exploration Rucksack for rent
  • Nature-Shop and meeting point for nature friends
  • Exhibition "Nature at Lake Feder", with an interactive Info-Computer, wild bee wall and Aquarium with Lake Feder fish.

NABU Nature Centre Federsee

Federseeweg 6
88422 Bad Buchau

Telefonnummer: 00497582 1566


Opening times

Tues-Fri 1pm – 5pm
Sat, Sun, Bank holidays 11am – 12pm,
1pm – 5pm

Thurs 1pm – 5pm

We are also available if you wish to phone or book a tour for a time outside of our official opening hours. Entry to the nature conservation centre is free!

Why is the Federsee called Federsee?

The Federsee is named after the Celtic word “pheder”, meaning marsh, on account of the saturated fenland around the lake. This is the most probable explanation, although there are other suggestions. “Feder” is the German word for “feather”, leading many to assume that the name comes from the lake’s rich bird life or feather-like shape.