On the edge of the city of Liestal lies the valley of Bintal, where a path leads up to the Sichtern. The district of Munzach at the end of the valley was its own village with a church until the 13th century, but was then abandoned. In the 1940s, a Roman villa was discovered in Munzach. The excavations, which lie on the edge of a residential area, can be freely visited. While still in the residential area, an information board shows the way to the excavated foundations of the Roman Villa Munzach.

Also free is the visit to the Weihermätteli Zoo immediately adjacent to the neighbouring Hasenbühl psychiatric clinic. The Weihermätteli Zoo can be reached through the Hasenbühl grounds and houses a large number of enclosures with mammals and birds, but also turtles. Particularly popular with children are the ponies, the donkeys or the curious goats, which regularly have cubs. Somewhat shyer are the sika deers, the llamas, the water birds on the ponds or the Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs. In many places in the zoo, benches invite visitors to linger.


The Sichternstrasse or the Tiergartenstrasse lead up to the Sichtern. From here, further hiking and walking routes can be discovered. For example, a short walk in the lower forest is possible in the woods rich in wild garlic.


A small restaurant is available for visitors to the clinic and the Weihermätteli Animal Park with drinks and smaller dishes. Right next to the zoo, the Liestal municipality has also built a new barbecue area. The Sichternhof on the Sichtern offers a wider range of food and by the way took part in the SRF programme "Mini Beiz, Dini Beiz".

Other greenbelt sites in the vicinity

Cultural Landscape Nuglar-St. Pantaleon



Further information

Here you will find further information from our partner regionatur.ch on the subject of 'Zoological Gardens' and the municipality of Liestal.


  • Barbecue / fireplace, Bike tour, Culture, Excursion with animals, Excursion with children, Hike (good footwear), Playground, Sport, Walk

  • Bicycle, Car, Public transport

  • Barbecue / fireplace, Food must be brought along, Picnic area, Restaurant, Restaurant (special), Shopping facilities nearby

  • Animal Park / Zoo, Birds, Cultural landscape / meadows, Forest

  • Castle / Ruins, Historical site

  • Buggies, Families, Groups (< 10 persons), Groups (> 10 persons), Hikers, Pets, School classes, Sportspeople, Walkers, Wheelchair


Liestal railway station is very well connected to public transport. From there you can walk through the Goldbrunnen district to your destination. In the Goldbrunnen district, right next to the Hasenbühl psychiatric clinic, there is also a chargeable car park for visitors with cars.

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