Landscape park Wiese

Riehen, Switzerland

The Wiese Landscape Park is an almost six square kilometre wide and largely uncultivated plain along the Wiese River in the middle of the trinational agglomeration of Basel. It is a popular and important local recreation area, especially for residents of the neighbouring settlement areas of Weil am Rhein, Lörrach, Basel and Riehen.

The Wiese Landscape Park contains smaller and larger landscape conservation areas consisting of species-rich meadows and orchards, water ditches as well as hedges and copses, which are of local, regional and national importance. The unique oak-hornbeam forest with its old oaks, fluttering elms and larkspur provides an important habitat for rare bird species such as the middle spotted woodpecker or oriole, insects and other native animals. The Wiese Landscape Park is not only important from a nature conservation point of view, but also for drinking water production.

As part of a pilot project, the meadow was revitalised in a section over 600 m at the level of the Zoo Lange Erlen. In the medium term, the entire meadow is to be revitalised to provide even more biotopes.


The Wiese Landscape Park offers an exciting discovery trail, on which the entire diversity of the park is presented over a distance of almost three kilometres and with eleven posts. A map of the discovery trail is available on the Landscape Park website.


In the area of the Landscape Park there are both picnic and declared barbecue sites and a restaurant where visitors can fortify themselves. There are also restaurants and shopping facilities in the surrounding communities.

Other greenbelt sites in the vicinity

Bird Sanctuary Lange Erlen

Zoo Lange Erlen


Gravel pit Käppelin

Further information

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


  • Barbecue / fireplace, Bike tour, Culture, Excursion with animals, Excursion with children, Playground, Walk

  • Bicycle, Car, Public transport

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

  • Amphibians, Birds, Cultural landscape / meadows, Forest, Insects, Reptiles, Specific fauna, Waters

  • Tour

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


Take public transport to the "Tierpark Lange Erle" stop, where one of the entrances to the landscape park is located. Those arriving by car will also find parking spaces here.

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