Altreu is known as Europe's village of storks
Even today, the storks really do perch in their nests on the high roofs of the farmhouses in Altreu. Since 1948, the Altreu stork colony has endeavoured to ensure the wellbeing of the stork. This was our chance to observe the storks. During our family excursion last summer, we visited the information centre; we even took a guided tour so as to learn more about these creatures. Protected nature and plentiful fauna – we were inspired.
- On foot
The information centre can be reached on foot from Solothurn in about 1.5 hours.
- By rail or bus
Take the railway or the bus to Selzach station. You can then walk to the centre in 15 minutes.
- By boat
Altreu can also be reached by boat from Solothurn or Biel. www.bielersee.ch
- By cycle
National SwitzerlandMobile routes nos. 5 and 8 pass by Altreu.
- By car
Altreu can be reached from Solothurn in about 20 minutes. There is only a limited number of parking spaces available.
- Guided tours
Possible on application. Duration: 1 hour; cost: CHF 100.00. Payment in cash
Good to know
Combined excursion by boat and a guided tour
On 17 May 2020 the Open Nature Centre Day and the Nature Festival will take place.
"Hello, I am the stork, come and see how I live. Come see me live!"
Visitors can learn more about the stork's habitat during a half-hour free guided tour at the "Witi" information centre.