WiesenKönigReich - one of the last expansive wetlands
Wetlands of the Zeller See South Shore
One of the last expansive wetlands of Pinzgau in Salzburger Land is to be found on the southern shore of the lake Zeller See, Salzburg, Austria.
The south shore of the lake Zeller See harbour a nature jewel, a vast, even moorland amidst a stunning alpine scenery. The wetlands with its lowland moor and wetland meadows give shelter to a variety of plants and animals that have become quite rare today.
This moorland was declard a nature sanctuary, parts are protected landscape and is partly within the EUwide Natura 2000 network of nature protection areas.One can find rare and characteristic fauna and flora.
The reserve has a variety of species that are typical of wetlands and moorlands. In addition to special grasshoppers, dragonflies and other insects are also amphibians and birds such as the Common Snipe, Yellow Wagtail, or shy Corncrake.
In 1972, approximately 200 hectares have been declared a "protected landscape to the Salzburg Nature Conservation Act". Since 2014, the northern part of the reserve is within the EUwide Natura 2000 network of nature protection areeas, based upon the "Habitas Directive on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora".