Between Rothenthurm and Biberbrugg lies one of Switzerland’s largest raised bogs: a wide plain that offers recreation to people and animals. You can walk, cycle and ride through this pristine moorland. In the winter months, winter walking trails and a cross-country ski trail lead across the raised bog.
The Rothenthurm raised bog became famous throughout Switzerland in 1987, when the local residents successfully petitioned against a shooting range in this area. The moorland has been protected ever since – and nature can develop her full splendour here. Birds build their nests, frogs spawn, and wild orchids grow from the ground without any human interference. Lush meadows are interlaced with mystical forests, grasses and mosses, making this upland valley glow in earthy and russet colours.
Rothenthurm has parking spaces available and is easy to reach by public transport, thanks to good bus and train connections. The pristine nature of the raised bog is easy to reach from the village, where you will also find opportunities to purchase food and drinks.