Walking the moorland discovery trailA hike across the moors is a journey through nature for the whole family.. The diverse flora and fauna invite you to discover and observe new animals and plants. There are lots of different discovery trails that guests can explore by themselves without a guide. One of them is the Freimoos moorland discovery trail: Meadows, forests and fields alternate with remoter areas, small hamlets and villages.
Hikers can read about the indigenous flora and fauna on the information boards at the side of the trail. They can also find out about the cultural and historical importance of the moorlands for the region. Children and adolescents can expand their knowledge in a fun way by playing the frog hunt puzzle or solving the moor quiz.
A hike through the upland moorsThe upland moors, also known as the Bavarian “Filze” are characteristic examples of wetlands. They look like sponges that are full of water floating in the landscape. A 650-metre-long path winds its way through the “Sterntaler Filze Moor Experience”, which is barrier-free. This means that it also provides easy access for wheelchairs.
Children will love the play stations, swings and carved wooden animals all made from natural materials. They are accompanied by the “moor elf” on their discovery trail, who tells them some exciting stories about this conservation area.
The different moorland discovery trails and wetlands around Rosenheim offer you a relaxing and exciting day in the heart of nature.
Renaturation of the moorMore than 200 years ago, people used the Bavarian moorland for different purposes: They dug up peat, which they used as fuel. In addition, they used the moors as healing baths for medical treatments. The natural remedies found in the bogs helped to cure inflammations, rheumatic diseases and osteoarthritis for example.
Industrial use of the moors stopped over time. As a rare biotope, the moors are of ecological interest and offer a special habitat for flora and fauna. Sphagnum moss and species of carnivorous plants such as sundew and bladderwort have adapted well to this sparse environment. Black storks, pygmy owls, bluethroats and stonechats thrive in the native litter meadows that border the moorlands, which are also the ideal habitat for orchids. In the pure waters surrounded by alluvial and swamp forests, brown trout, dippers and water shrews make their homes.
The Stammbeckenmoore that cover some 600 hectares of the area surrounding Rosenheim have been renaturated. This means that the workers on these projects have restored the moorland areas to their natural state as far as possible. At the same time, they have created educational sites and moor information stations. So it is now possible to walk through the moor without the need for a guide.
Further information on hiking on the moors