Woodpecker-themed trail in Bülach

Discover the habitat of the middle spotted woodpecker

Hardwald forest in Bülach is the ideal habitat for the rare middle spotted woodpecker. The trail will take you around 1.5 hours and will teach you lots about this endangered bird and its preferred habitat of oak and deadwood forest.

Middle spotted woodpeckers feel most at home in expansive natural oak forests. This makes Hardwald forest in Bülach the perfect habitat for these endangered birds.

Discover the mystical forest and learn lots of interesting facts about these red-capped nesting birds on a 90-minute themed trail with nine info points. Added excitement comes in the form of an audio guide via your smartphone and a competition for children. Quiet barbecue areas and a forest hut are the perfect spots to stop for a while.

Journey details

Duration 1 hour 30 min
Difficulty easy
Distance 2.3 Kilometres
Arrival Postbus 515 to Bülach, Hinterbirch or Hirslen
Return travel Postbus 515 from Bülach, Hinterbirch or Hirslen

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. 70.515

Postbus 515 to Bülach, Hinterbirch or Bülach, Hirslen


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


Tourismus Zürcher Unterland
Kasernenstrasse 1
8180 Bülach