Thurauen Nature Center, Flaach

Beavers, kingfishers and golden orioles?

Thurauen, in the Zürcher Weinland, is the largest protected wetland nature reserve in Central Switzerland. The renatured area is home to incredible biodiversity. With binoculars and a little luck, visitors to the reserve can observe rare animals from the adventure trail.

Protected wetlands are vital for plant and animal life. In the Thur wetlands, at the confluence of the Thur and the Rhine, the rivers and their tributaries constantly change the landscape, creating the basis of life for a great diversity of species in a very small area.

A permanent exhibition at the Nature Center informs visitors about the renaturation of the Thur, its biodiversity and species protection. An adventure trail through the wetland forest leads partly over boardwalks through a mystical natural landscape that has been left to its own devices.

With a little luck and patience, you might spot a rare tree frog or completely peaceful grass snake. Don't forget your binoculars!

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.

Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Timetable no. 70.675

Postbus 675 to Flaach, Ziegelhütte. It’s a ten-minute walk from the bus stop to Thurauen Nature Center.


For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required by no later than 4 p.m. on the previous day. Tel. +41 58 667 13 60

Bicycle transport

Bicycle carrier systems available in/on the vehicle

We’ll gladly transport your bike in the Postbus provided there is sufficient space in the vehicle and other passengers are not disadvantaged. Only a restricted number of e-bikes can be transported by PostBus.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus

Contact details


Naturzentrum Thurauen
Steubisallmend 3
8416 Flaach