Rothenthurm moorland


Rothenthurm: Blick vom Huob auf - mit Kirche

Rothenthurm: Blick vom Huob auf - mit Kirche

Between Rothenthurm and Biberbrugg lies one of Switzerland's largest upland moors, whose wetlands and bogs are considered sites of national importance. A moorland path runs through the middle of this precious landscape.

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The cool, damp climate in the trough-shaped upland valley of the Biber led to the formation of many moors, including Switzerland's largest remaining moorland (over 100 hectares). This is surrounded by an exceptionally rich variety of habitats: remains of mountain pine upland moors, spruce forest groves, peat bogs, low moors and the winding river Biber with its pastureland. The local funding agencies and Pro Natura both campaign for the preservation of this upland moor.

Various excursions offer a chance to discover all of the fascinating ecosystems. The moorland path is also highly recommended: here, visitors can hike through six-foot ferns, bathe and enjoy a barbecue in a beautiful bay on the Biber and discover forests where they can listen to the animals, play hide-and-seek or practice their slalom technique.

Hiking, cycling and mountain biking

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