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Hiking in the surroundings

Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 8, Einsiedeln–Unterägeri
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Moorweg Rothenthurm
Moorweg Rothenthurm
Route 835, Biberbrugg–Rothenthurm
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Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 7, Zug–Einsiedeln
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 8, Zug–Einsiedeln
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Zürich–Einsiedeln Bike
Höhronen Bike
Rothenthurm
Rothenthurm

Rothenthurm

Following the adoption of the Rothenthurm Initiative, the protection of the Rothenthurm Mire was enshrined in the Swiss Constitution by referendum. Switzerland’s largest contiguous raised mire is located in the high valley near Rothenthurm. Large amounts of peat were cut there in the past.
December 6th 1987 was a memorable day for mire protection. It is the day on which the Swiss people approved the adoption of the Rothenthurm Initiative by referendum. This not only prevented the construction of a planned military range on the mire, but also resulted in mire protection being enshrined in the Swiss Constitution.

Switzerland’s largest contiguous raised mire can be found in Rothenthurm. Different stages of mire development can be observed here. Large blanket mires, in which all blanket mire communities can be found, extend from around the raised mire and on the slopes of the Hochtal valley.

Many of the raised mire areas that were dug up in the 20th century are gradually being regenerated thanks to the measures introduced under the initiative, for example the filling in of existing drainage trenches. Traces of peat cutting can still be seen in other places.

The traditional use of blanket mires as litter meadows is being continued to conserve the ecological quality of the landscape.
Following the adoption of the Rothenthurm Initiative, the protection of the Rothenthurm Mire was enshrined in the Swiss Constitution by referendum. Switzerland’s largest contiguous raised mire is located in the high valley near Rothenthurm. Large amounts of peat were cut there in the past.
December 6th 1987 was a memorable day for mire protection. It is the day on which the Swiss people approved the adoption of the Rothenthurm Initiative by referendum. This not only prevented the construction of a planned military range on the mire, but also resulted in mire protection being enshrined in the Swiss Constitution.

Switzerland’s largest contiguous raised mire can be found in Rothenthurm. Different stages of mire development can be observed here. Large blanket mires, in which all blanket mire communities can be found, extend from around the raised mire and on the slopes of the Hochtal valley.

Many of the raised mire areas that were dug up in the 20th century are gradually being regenerated thanks to the measures introduced under the initiative, for example the filling in of existing drainage trenches. Traces of peat cutting can still be seen in other places.

The traditional use of blanket mires as litter meadows is being continued to conserve the ecological quality of the landscape.

Rothenthurm

Adresse

Bundesamt für Umwelt
Bundesinventar der Landschaften
und Naturdenkmäler von nationaler Bedeutung (BLN)
BLN-Objekt-Nr. 1308
Tel. -
bln@bafu.admin.ch
www.bafu.admin.ch/bln

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Hiking in the surroundings

Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 8, Einsiedeln–Unterägeri
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Moorweg Rothenthurm
Moorweg Rothenthurm
Route 835, Biberbrugg–Rothenthurm
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Cycling in the surroundings

Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 7, Zug–Einsiedeln
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 8, Zug–Einsiedeln
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Biking in the surroundings

Zürich–Einsiedeln Bike
Höhronen Bike