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Themed trails offer fun, games and lots of interesting facts for the whole family. Along the 30 or so themed trails and adventure trails in Baselland and its surrounding areas, you can learn more about where honey comes from, which herbs give the famous Ricola sweets their flavour or which planets are orbiting in our solar system, for example.
We've put together the most exciting themed trails in Baselland for you.
The 3.5-kilometre Honey Trail is located near Rünenberg in the Sissach district. Over asphalt and nature trails, you'll pass 12 stations with information boards providing facts on the natural product honey.
For a short or perhaps a longer break along the way you are welcome to use the numerous barbecue and picnic spots along the trail – and it's open all year round.
If you can't resist some of the liquid gold at the end of the tour, you can buy delicious types of honey from the upper Basel region from post 12 every day.
Would you like to find out what life was like for people living in a medieval castle? The hiking trail from Läufelfingen to Homburg ruins whisks you away to a world of knights and nobles through ten brief information boards.
This themed trail begins above the Chrätziger play area. You should plan a good half hour for this trail. There are plenty of barbecue spots to relax at along the route – however, it is not possible to take a pushchair along the path, which is steep and bumpy in places.
The Ricola Display Garden in Nenzlingen is situated on the hiking route along the "Blauen" Jura mountain and can be reached from the centre of Nenzlingen in around 15 minutes by foot. During the hike, enjoy a breathtaking view of the hills of the Jura.
Once you arrive at the Ricola Herb Garden, you will see all 13 herbs used in the well-known Swiss sweets – from mallow to peppermint and yarrow.
It's best to visit the garden in good weather. It can be visited for free from mid-May until September as the aromas and herb blossoms emerge in all their glory during this time.
What's more, you can find further Ricola Herb Gardens in Kandersteg in the canton of Bern and in Zermatt in the canton of Valais.
You and your family can wander around a true-to-scale model of the solar system along the Planet Walk in Laufen: there are just 38 centimetres between Earth and the Moon, while there's space for an entire barbecue area between Saturn and Uranus. The tour starts and ends at Laufen railway station and is 6.2 kilometres long.
The walk is accompanied by an interactive fairy tale that you can play from your smartphone using the QR code: this is the story of the forest troll "Moggä", who wanted to discover the planets and ended up in outer space. Alongside him are the meadow elf "Laufinchen", squirrel brothers "Zangg" and "Öpfel", and a six-legged stowaway by the name of "Siebäbei".
The beautiful exhibits of the planets and stars of our solar system were created by stone sculptor Stefan Schnell from Nenzlingen.
On the Adventure Trail in Titterten you can find out more about the natural and cultural landscape of Titterten at eight different points. For example, you can sniff out various items at the fragrance organ or let your creativity run wild with natural materials.
A highlight along the approx. one-hour trail is the 14-metre high forest observation tower on the Hohwacht. It was made from native types of wood and offers a unique view across the treetops and beyond. If you are particularly patient and attentive, you might just spot a few forest animals, too.