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Wild rose hike

Short facts

  • start: Cattle showground Anger, Zwischenflüh
  • destination: Cattle showground Anger, Zwischenflüh
  • easy
  • 7,15 km
  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • 322 m
  • 1403 m
  • 1081 m
  • 40 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

When the wild roses bear their fruit in autumn, this is the best time to identify them. You are lucky if you find flowers and fruits on the same bush.

Why are wild roses so valuable?
The bluebottle gathers the pollen of wild roses as food in June, as do many other insects.
The wild roses often grow on cairns. Here the weasel finds a welcome hiding place from enemies and a place to breed. As a predator, the weasel catches small infants such as field mice and makes it easier for farmers to control mice.
The red-backed shrike usually builds its nest in a dense thorn bush. From an exposed vantage point, it spies and catches large insects. It spits these prey on thorns or spines to crush them or keep them as a stock.
In June, the common rose gall wasp lays its eggs in the leaf buds. The leaf cells react with a peculiar tissue enlargement, the gall, in whose chambers the larvae develop.

Use and harvesting of rose hips
Wild rose fruits are harvested whole from mid-September to the end of October. For further use of the butts, coring is necessary.

General information

Directions

The hike begins at the post bus stop "Zwischenflüh, Anger" and leads you first along the main road for 550 m inwards towards the valley. At the second bend, turn left onto the gravel path. You can already find a few roses through the woods and pastures. The real action starts after the turn-off at pt. 1399 - don't miss the turn-off onto the small path. On the pastures you have now reached, you will discover a great variety of roses. It is also worth looking there along the path towards the southeast. Back on the valley road, head towards "Seebode" and along the Fildrich back to the starting point.

Shortcut option:
If you want to shorten the circular hike, you can take the post bus from the former Tiermatti inn back to the starting point.

Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Magnifying glass
  • Picnic and drinks for the road

Tip

On "Rosehip Day", interested people can simply have the collected fruits processed into rosehip pulp using the machine provided.

Getting there

Motorway A6 Bern in the direction of Zweisimmen, 1 km after the Simmenfluhtunnel turn left direction Diemtigtal. Follow the Diemtigtal road into the valley for 14 km in the direction of Schwenden until Viehschauplatz Anger.

Parking

Free parking is available directly at the Viehschauplatz Anger.

Public transit

By train to Oey-Diemtigen station (Spiez-Zweisimmen line). Continue by post bus to the "Zwischenflüh, Anger" stop.

Additional Information

Flyers (in German only) with overview map and sensory identification key are available from the Diemtigtal Nature Park office.

Diemtigtal Nature Park
Bahnhofstrasse 20
3753 Oey
T 033 681 26 06
info@diemtigtal.ch
www.diemtigtal.ch

Pavings

  • Street (18%)
  • Hiking Trail (78%)
  • Path (5%)

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