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Bird theme trail: from the red kite to the dipper

Theme trail
Time required: 2 hours 45 minutesLength: 5.60 km


All season


Naturpark Diemtigtal
Bahnhofstrasse 20
3753 Oey
Tel. +41 (0)33 681 26 06


Naturpark Diemtigtal - Nearly everywhere we are surrounded by birds. Because of their hidden way of life we often notice their twitter. But there are fascinating stories to be told: there are birds which covers a distance of 800 km per day for their forage.

The start and end of this loop path is at the railway station Oey-Diemtigen. For this 5.6 km and the 250 m of ascent you will need 2 hours. The path can be shortened in the middle of the tour. The explanations on the panels are available only in German.



5.60 km
Vertical heigth
250 m
Altitude difference ascent
250 m
Altitude difference descent
250 m
Time required
2 hours 45 minutes
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


At Wilerau where the "Chirel" and the "Simme" flow togehter, there is a swallow tower with 42 nests.

  • Educational opportunity
  • child-friendly


Follow the white signs with the bird on it.

Safety advices

Hiking equipment is required

Possibilities for catering

At the "Ofehüsi" at Gruebi you can allay your small hunger or thirst. If you are a group or a school class, please apply first: T 079 368 72 04
Other restaurants are located in the village of Oey.


  • Picnicplace
  • Fireplace
  • Toilet


Starting point
Bahnhof Oey-Diemtigen, 3753 Oey (Altitude: 669 m)
Arrival by public transport
Oey-Diemtigen, Bahnhof Timetable SBB
Bahnhof Oey-Diemtigen, 3753 Oey (Altitude: 669 m)
Arrival by public transport
Oey-Diemtigen, Bahnhof Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+
  • Families
  • Groups

The offer has been particularly developed for

  • Second cycle (3rd - 6th grade, primary level)
  • Third cycle (1st – 3rd grade, lower secondary)
  • Upper Secondary School Classes
  • Association/Companies

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