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Visitor centre Rühstädt

Rühstädt Visitor Centre (Besucherzentrum Rühstädt)

Every year over 30 pairs of white storks breed their young in the European Stork Village of Rühstädt. This makes the village on the River Elbe in Brandenburg home to the largest population of storks in Germany.

The Visitor Centre in the biosphere reserve has several exhibition rooms on the ground floor and is an ideal starting point for a stroll. There are many interesting facts about the stork in the NABU exhibition on the "globetrotting stork" ("Weltenbummler Adebar"). You can go live to watch our pair on the roof of the Visitor Centre when they return from the south at the beginning of April to nest and as they feed their young in June and July. The highlights in the life of the stork in the nest can be viewed in short videos – ranging from amusing to frightening. There is more information on biospheres in the courtyard and adjoining rooms.

Opening times:

April to September: Mon-Sun 10-18 hrs.
17.10. bis 31.10.2015: daily 11:00 to 17:00 Uhr.

November to March: by appointment only for advance group reservations

Entrance prices:

Adults € 1.50

Children € 0.50, family € 3.50


  • Guided tours through the stork exhibition and the Stork Village for groups of 10 or more

  • Stork watch – evening tours during the stork breeding season every Saturday from May to August

  • Mini-break deals with overnight accommodation in the Storchenkrug hotel

Services in English:

  • Exhibition texts

  • Leaflet about the exhibition and the Stork Village of Rühstädt



Besucherzentrum Rühstädt
Neuhausstraße 9
19322 Rühstädt

Tel: (03 87 91) 9 80 25
Mail: NABU-Besucherzentrum @