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Guided tour of the Rothenthurm raised bog

Moorland

Between Rothenthurm and Biberbrugg lies one of Switzerland’s largest raised bogs, spanning an area of 1,138 hectares. Switzerland’s most famous moorland presents a mosaic of reedbeds, hayfields, moorland forest, flat bog and raised bog as well as cultivated fields.

Enjoy a guided tour of, and excursion to, the unique moorland of Rothenthurm with an expert guide. During the tour, you will learn all about the flora, fauna and the rich history of peat-digging.

History

This moorland was formed over 10,000 years ago. Following the retreat of the Muota Glacier, it all started out with a flat bog that has gradually transformed into a raised bog. Over the last 200 years, a large proportion of the raised bog has been removed as peat to be used as fuel and for insulation.

Guided tour

Enjoy a guided tour of, and excursion to, the unique moorland of Rothenthurm with an expert guide. During the tour, you will learn a little about the retreat of the glacier, the development of the moors, the history of how the bog has been used by humans, peat-digging, how the bog is used today and about protecting the bog. You will also be shown picturesque flora and fauna, including rare marshland and moorland flowers. Come along and experience the truth of the adage that what pleases the eye also soothes the spirit.

Information

Equipment

Walking shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, sun or rain protection

Food and drink

Bring your own, with an optional restaurant visit

Price

CHF 30.00 per person

Duration

5½ hours, with a walking time of approx. 2½ hours

Difficulty

Easy walk on walking trails

 

Location and contact

moor event
Oberdorfstrasse 26
6418 Rothenthurm
+41 (0)41 838 13 91
albert.martymoorevent.ch
www.moorevent.ch