The Mönchbruch Mörfelden-Walldorf

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A colleague suggested that we should visit the Mönchbruch Mörfelden-Walldorf, if we wanted to take a leisurely walk close to our home. We've never been there, even though now we can't see why.

The Mönchbruch Mörfelden-Walldorf is the second biggest nature reserve in the german state of Hesse. It combines wide lush forests and marsh areas and is a habitat for a lot of endangered species as well as other animals.

Right when arriving by the Mönchbruch-Mühle and walked into the fenced in park, we got to see a Coypu (in German: Nutria) swimming towards us in a small stream. Later we saw whole groups of stork looking for food in the swampy areas of the reserve.

In the shade of the forest we saw fields of wild garlic (and smelled them!) in bloom. At the time that we were out there the sun fell beautifully through the tree canopy and it was just wonderful.