Welcome to
Lake Hornborga!

Welcome to Lake Hornborga!

Lake Hornborga is perhaps Sweden’s most well-known bird lake. Every spring, thousands of cranes gather and dance here. But Lake Hornborga offers more than only crane dancing. All year round, unique nature and experiences await you here.

 

At Lake Hornborga, you will find two visitor centres. Naturum Hornborgasjön is the largest, and is located on the east side next to Café Doppingen. In the southern part of the lake you will find the Trandansen Info Centre, which is open when the cranes gather here in the spring. In both places you will find information about the lake and nature, WCs and parking. At Naturum Hornborgasjön you can look forward to meeting knowledgeable guides and finding a variety of activities for children.

 

A warm welcome to a beautiful nature reserve!

How many cranes have been seen?


Volunteers at Lake Hornborga count how many cranes have been seen, each spring and autumn. You can learn about the statistics here.



Lake Hornborga´s cranes

Early spring, thousands of cranes gather here at Lake Hornborga. Just watching them dance and hearing their trupeting call in the spring is a magical experience. Learn more about the cranes at Lake Hornborga!

Hiking in the nature reserve 

Bird encounters and beautiful views. It’s all waiting as you hike through Lake Hornborga Nature Reserve.

But which hiking trail is just right for you?  We have listed our hiking trails so that you can find those that attract you the most.

OPENING HOURS naturum 2022

  • 17 March – 24 April,  daily 10-17
  • 25 April – 5 June, Wednesday – Sunday  10-16                
  • 8 June – 28 August,  daily 10-16
  • 29 August – 2 October, Thursday – Sunday  10-16
  • 3 October – 30 October,    Friday – Sunday 10-16
  • 2-6 November Wednesday – Sunday 10-16

 

Closed 25-26 June and 6-7 August

OPENING HOURS AT Café Doppingen 2022

  • 17 March  – 24 April, daily 11-17
  • 25 April – 26 June, Thursday – Sunday 11-16
  • 27 June-14 August, daily 11-16
  • 15 Augusti-27 September, Thursday – Sunday 11-16
  • 1 October- 6 November, Saturday – Sunday 11-16

 

Closed 25-26 June

Trandansen 2022

  • Daily 19 March – 18 April
  • Birdguides 11-14
  • Kiosk open 10-15
  • The Info-center is closed and the exhibition about cranes is outdodors
  • The mornings and evnings is the most beautiful time to watch the cranes

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