The Spittelmatthof is an interesting fourth-generation farm in Riehen that has been run and managed organically for over 30 years, with direct distribution. As early as 1990, the farm switched to suckler cow husbandry - almost pioneering work at the time - and gave up dairy farming. The proximity to the city of Basel makes the farm, which belongs to the IWB, unique. Today, wheat, barley, protein peas, rye and oats are grown alternately near the farm. The extensively used meadows are considered ecological compensation areas and are particularly rich in species. The storks from the "Lange Erlen" zoo like to stay in the meadows and fields near Spittelmatthof. The overaged tree meadow is constantly being rejuvenated with young plants and is part of the typical landscape of the landscape park.

A short tour to explore the farm begins at the farm sign, right in the courtyard past a magnificent old lime tree and a fountain in the backyard where the farm animals are located. A picnic on the benches set up is possible. The farm owners do not offer guided tours, but they do allow visitors to walk around and see the farm. After a long walk around the Spittelmatthof, visitors can buy freshly harvested fruit and vegetables, meat specialities, eggs, honey or sweet cider in the farm shop.


There are no fireplaces around the farm, but it is possible to have a picnic. A kiosk is located in the nearby allotment garden area, but it is open irregularly. On Friday and Saturday mornings, visitors can find a small snack in the farm shop. Riehen itself has many restaurants and shopping facilities.

Other greenbelt sites in the vicinity 

Gravel pit Käppelin

Bird Sanctuary Lange Erlen

Zoo Lange Erlen

Landscape park Wiese


Further information

Here you will find further information from our partner on the topics 'Stork/ Grey Heron', 'Grain' and the Lange Erlen area.


  • Culinary specialities, Culture, Excursion with animals, Excursion with children, Walk

  • Bicycle, Public transport

  • Food must be brought along, Kiosk / Café, Picnic area

  • Animal Park / Zoo, Cultural landscape / meadows, Insects

  • Excursion not recommended in winter, Farm shop, Tour

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


The farm is easily accessible by public transport. However, it is not accessible to those arriving by car, as it is located in a water protection area. It is also possible to arrive by bicycle.

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