Day 5 Basel - Rigi Kaltbad
En route from Basel towards the Alps, we will visit green roofs based by natural substrates, including a 95-year old system famous for its population of rare orchids and a chicken shed with a China reed grass substrate.
The Asphof chicken shed demonstrates innovative, economic, simple success.
If blessed with clear skies, we'll take our evening aperitifs with a panorama view of the Swiss Alps (plus green roofs) from 1,500 m above sea level on Mount Rigi, "Queen of the Mountains".
The Alp Stuebli at Hotel Edelweiss in Rigi-Kaltbad has a green roof, plus a fabulous view of Lake Lucerne and the Bernese Alps (weather permitting).
The cog-wheel train station at Rigi Kulm presents a green roof at 1,800 m.