Moorweg Rothenthurm
Moorweg Rothenthurm

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Moorweg Rothenthurm

Moorweg Rothenthurm

Biberbrugg–Rothenthurm

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Moorweg Rothenthurm

Moorweg Rothenthurm

The high valley of the «Biber» is the plain between Rothenthurm and Biberbrugg in Central Switzerland. It is a highmoor area of national significance and of outstanding beauty. The Moortrail leads through this remarkable landscape.
The Moortrail is an extraordinary adventure path. The hikers can walk through 4-foot tall fern, they can take a bath in the «Biber» creek in the summer or have a picnic on its shore. When you discover the nearby forests, you might see or hear some animals. Your kids can play hide and seek or just run wild. Hiking on the Moortrail offers you the best views of the highmoor and its colourful flora in any season.

Shortly after the start at Biberbrugg rail station, the route branches off from the road to cross the Witi upland moor. You follow the edge of the forest and then cross the river Biber. Schlänggli and Ägeriried, two upland moors, form Switzerland's largest continuous area of high moorland. Reed meadows line the path, and the broad expanse of flat moorland is only interrupted by small patches of alluvial and bog woodland. Near Bibersteg, the path follows the river Biber for some distance. In the upland moor around Bubrugg, you'll notice small huts that date from the times when peat was dug here. The cut peat was dried in these huts to turn it into fuel.

You should prick up your ears as you tackle the final section going towards Rothenthurm: quite often, you can hear whinchats and meadow pipits singing here, even though these bird species are now rare. Two eye-catching buildings await you at the destination of this hike: one is the red Letzi Tower dating from 1323, after which this commune is named. Rothenthurm's second landmark is the Parish Church of St. Anthony, one of the most outstanding houses of worship in the canton of Schwyz.
The high valley of the «Biber» is the plain between Rothenthurm and Biberbrugg in Central Switzerland. It is a highmoor area of national significance and of outstanding beauty. The Moortrail leads through this remarkable landscape.
The Moortrail is an extraordinary adventure path. The hikers can walk through 4-foot tall fern, they can take a bath in the «Biber» creek in the summer or have a picnic on its shore. When you discover the nearby forests, you might see or hear some animals. Your kids can play hide and seek or just run wild. Hiking on the Moortrail offers you the best views of the highmoor and its colourful flora in any season.

Shortly after the start at Biberbrugg rail station, the route branches off from the road to cross the Witi upland moor. You follow the edge of the forest and then cross the river Biber. Schlänggli and Ägeriried, two upland moors, form Switzerland's largest continuous area of high moorland. Reed meadows line the path, and the broad expanse of flat moorland is only interrupted by small patches of alluvial and bog woodland. Near Bibersteg, the path follows the river Biber for some distance. In the upland moor around Bubrugg, you'll notice small huts that date from the times when peat was dug here. The cut peat was dried in these huts to turn it into fuel.

You should prick up your ears as you tackle the final section going towards Rothenthurm: quite often, you can hear whinchats and meadow pipits singing here, even though these bird species are now rare. Two eye-catching buildings await you at the destination of this hike: one is the red Letzi Tower dating from 1323, after which this commune is named. Rothenthurm's second landmark is the Parish Church of St. Anthony, one of the most outstanding houses of worship in the canton of Schwyz.
10 km | 1 Stage
260 m | 150 m
2 h 45 min
easy (hiking trail) | easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Biberbrugg
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Season

Season
Please bear in mind that some of the sections of the Moortrail will be closed every year between March 15th and July 15th due to the bird breeding season. The detours are clearly marked, though.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rothenthurm
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Contact

Rothenthurm Tourismus
Postfach 16
6418 Rothenthurm
Tel. +41 (0) 41 838 00 66
info@rothenthurm-tourismus.ch
www.rothenthurm-tourismus.ch

Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization