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Ottenby Naturum

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Address: Ottenby Nature Reserve, Oland, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 485 66 12 00
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A must for a birdlover

This is one of the best places in Sweden for watching migrating birds, so the Ottenby Naturum should be well known for anyone interested in bird watching. The place is located on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
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Gdansk, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Despite the view from the lighthouse , not much to see there. Museum is small, for 10 mins viewing. Nearby just 1 restaurant, with horrible traffic and waiting time, food was unreasonably expensive and below average. Nice area to have a picnic on a sunny day if not windy.

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Landskrona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is one of the best places in Sweden for watching migrating birds, so the Ottenby Naturum should be well known for anyone interested in bird watching. The place is located on the southernmost tip of Öland and takes around an hour to drive after arrival. I would recommend it to anyone interested in birdwatching.

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Boliden, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Interesting nature center, even for non-birdwatchers. There are some nice souvenirs you can buy, and help the center and its animals. There is information about the work carried on in the area.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Nice place to visit on a sunny day. Unfortunately it was not high season when we visited, so everything was closed. Very nice area for walking!!

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Kalmar, Sverige
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

If you are ornitolog or just interested of the nature in the are have a lok here. If there are guides they have a lot to tell you about it! For kids there are a lot to learn.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Great views of the area if you're willing to climb up the light house! Really amazing area out looking the sea!

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Forest Row, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Had a super afternoon here. My wife rated this as the best thing we did on the island. Saw huge seal colony and an ornithology group let us look through their telescope at an eagle. Beautiful scenery, nice cafe and good views from the lighthouse. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

The landscape is breathtaking. So many birds can be sighted n the melodiuos chirpping.Fascinating to go thro the fields of cows to get to the lighthouse. Natural rock formation n flat lowland is beautiful.

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Thank Patsy B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

Having visited this beautiful place a few times before and you notice a strong feeling that 'to be close to eternity' ... This is a very special place for the world's bird watcher, then here you can see most species of birds that nest in Sweden pass in the spring and autumn. The light in this place is very reminiscent... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

The Naturum itself is the information center in the national park of Ottenby and is located by Långe Jan (the tallest light house in Sweden). It is run by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and is very informative. There were a lot of people bird watching when we were there. We on the other hand watched the seals through the... More 

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