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Veronica's jungle

  • start: Blatten bei Naters (1326 m)
  • destination: Blatten bei Naters

The path to the Burgen viewpoint in Blatten near Naters leads through the Chastelwald forest. Discover an unspoilt primeval forest right on the edge of the village of Blatten near Naters. Fallen trees, moors and lots of forest dwellers await you.

Once you reach the castles, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the village of Blatten bei Naters. From there you return to the junction where the path leads back to Blatten on the other side of the forest.

As it is very shady and damp in the forest, we recommend that you wear good shoes. Watch out for the wet roots - they can be slippery.

To ensure that the natural forest reserve remains unspoilt, we ask you not to leave the hiking trails. The natural development of the forest is deliberately allowed to return to around 60 hectares. As the forest is not used for forestry, the trees can reach their biological age. For example, spruces can live up to 700 years and larches up to 1000 years.

Over time, the forest forms all phases of development. Above all, build-up and decay phases. This specifically promotes biodiversity. For visitors, this is an intensive nature experience of an unusual kind.

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