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Nice in april

We visited this lake in august, but because of the draught the waterlevel was very low. Saw some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
nienke K
Almere, The Netherlands
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Cranes, indeed! But search for the goodies in between!

I must say, this is spectacular! 20.000 + cranes, feeding, dancing, singing, and all in a very... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Knut J
Hjalteby, Sweden
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4 weeks ago
“Nice in april”
29 Apr 2018
“Cranes, indeed! But search for the goodies in between!”
Broddetorp 521 98, Sweden
+46 10 224 56 59
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this lake in august, but because of the draught the waterlevel was very low. Saw some cranes, ospreys and sea eagles though.

Thank nienke K
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I must say, this is spectacular! 20.000 + cranes, feeding, dancing, singing, and all in a very viewable area! Continue to the café near the church, and you will probably see some of the cranes fly out on the eastern field for some 'love moments'....More

Thank Knut J
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Hornborgasjön is the center of a special event in the spring, when cranes flock on a field south of the lake on their way north. The noise of 17000+ birds was overwhelming, and the famous dance of the cranes beautiful. Highly recommended.

Thank Guillaume R
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Visitor centre is closed in winter but a less crowded view is available from the other side of the lake. Follow the "TRANOR" road signs for viewing areas with sensible parking. Was warmer in March than December!

Thank Jock M
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

To be part of all Rich and Fantastic Cranes Danze is incredible. U park your Car on parking area for 20 Swedish kr. Then u Walk Up to area where u have really Good overview and possibility to watch standing or sittning. In The The...More

Thank Melita M
Reviewed 11 April 2015

If you come at the right time, there are great many cranes (and many other birds) to see around the lake. We were there start / middle of April and today's count of cranes were: 15,500. We lived quite close to the lake, and visit...More

Thank JAF F
Reviewed 29 March 2015

We did see cranes in Africa and Asia, but never so many as on the shore of Lake Hornborgasjon ! 23000 about... We took this journey last year, the first week-end of April. The cranes are beautiful in grey black and red...very elegant, dancing for...More

Thank Mireille H
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