The Birskopf recreation area is located at the estuary of the River Birs in the Basel and Birsfelden urban area and is extremely popular with the population because of the wide range of leisure, recreational and sporting opportunities it offers. The renaturalised shore zones offer a diverse flora and fauna and the gravel banks are a resting place for numerous migratory birds. The Birskopfsteg connects the two riverbank meadows at the mouth of the Bir.


A kiosk at the Birskopf is always open in summer. There are several restaurants in the vicinity, for example in the Breite district. In addition, there is a fireplace and picnic facilities right by the Birskopf.

Other greenbelt sites in the vicinity


Power Plant Birsfelden


Bird Sanctuary Lange Erlen 


Further information

Here you will find further information from our partner on the topics 'River Landscape of the Birs' and 'River Landscape of the Rhine'.


  • Barbecue / fireplace, Bathing opportunity, Bike tour, By the water, Excursion with animals, Excursion with children, Playground, Sport, Walk

  • Bicycle, Car, Public transport

  • Barbecue / fireplace, Kiosk / Café, Picnic area, Shopping facilities nearby

  • Amphibians, Birds, Fishes, Insects, Reptiles, Waters

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


The easiest way to get to Birskopf is by public transport from the Breite stop. For those travelling by car, there are a few parking spaces at the side of the road, but these are usually occupied quickly. Travelling by bike is a great option for the summer and can be combined with a bike tour along the Birs to the Birskopf.

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