Wald-Vielfalt Parcours Cazis

1.3 km
0:45 h
72 mhd
72 mhd
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Wald-Vielfalt Parcours Cazis

The forests are among the most diverse habitats in Switzerland. One third of the country's surface is covered with forest, this area is enclosed by about 117,000 km of forest edge and the forest area increases, annually by about the area of Lake Thun. Over 20,000 animal species, countless plants and fungi, lichens and mosses are at home here. The new "Forest Diversity" campaign draws attention to this.

Technique /6
Fitness 2/6
Highest Point  722 m
Lowest Point  651 m
Best Season
Dominican Queen Cazis
Cazis Workshop
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This is the

core idea of the new forest diversity project, which is to be realized in the municipality of Cazis. There are different forest images that are very important and valuable for biodiversity and when we talk about biodiversity in the forest, we need old trees and enough deadwood. The interaction of fungi and trees is also an incredibly fascinating interaction in nature.

We humans also benefit from diverse forests. They do a lot for us and can better adapt to the effects of climate change. Forests are indispensable for us: they provide us with wood as a renewable material for building and heating. They purify our drinking water and bind CO2 to breathe. They protect us from natural hazards such as avalanches. They provide jobs, even in remote areas. And last but not least, they are the best place for relaxing excursions, especially during the hot months of summer.

Any hiking trail closures/restrictions or diversions can be found here.


The core activity consists of 12 wooden panels in the form of a plant, a forest animal or a fungus. These are hidden in a part of the forest (hung, placed in a bush, etc.) so that the forest visitors have to look for them. There is a number on each board. This number can be written down and noted on a card.


Public Transport

The nearest bus stop is on the main road and the train station is 5-10 min walk away. Further information on the timetable can be found on the SBB website: www.sbb.ch.

Anreise Information

Plan your journey with the Google route planner.


Public parking is located next to the monastery and is free of charge. From there you can follow the signs to the forest diversity course.

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