Bird Sanctuary Lange Erlen

Riehen, Switzerland

The Lange Erlen bird reserve is part of the Landscape Park Wiese with a number of natural objects worthy of protection. On the ponds, white tails, moor rails and grey herons can be observed, and more rarely other swimming bird species. The unique chickweed-oak-hornbeam forest is also located in this area. Here, with a bit of luck, an oriole (in summer) or a middle spotted woodpecker (all year round) can be seen or heard. Numerous ponds and streams serve to recharge the groundwater.

Countless walks through the area of the Landscape Park Wiese allow interesting insights into the natural and cultural landscapes. Side trips to the Lange Erlen Zoo or the Fondation Beyeler Museum are possible from here. At each of the park entrances to the Landschaftspark Wiese there are boards with an overview map of the area and the network of paths.

The marl paths are not very suitable for wheelchair users.


Picnic areas are available in the landscape park and the "PARK Lange Erlen" restaurant invites visitors to relax. Riehen also offers various other shopping facilities and restaurants.

Other greenbelt sites in the vicinity

Zoo Lange Erlen




Power Plant Birsfelden

Further information

Here you will find further information from our partner on the topic of the oak-hornbeam forest and the Lange Erlen area.


  • Barbecue / fireplace, By the water, Excursion with animals, Excursion with children, Playground, Walk

  • Bicycle, Car, Public transport

  • Food must be brought along, Picnic area, Restaurant, Shopping facilities nearby

  • Amphibians, Birds, Fishes, Forest, Insects, Specific fauna, Waters

  • Tour

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


Getting there is very easy, especially by public transport or bicycle. Cars can be parked directly at the Lange Erlen car park or at the Badischer Bahnhof railway station.

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