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Nectar und poetry

A natural and cultural excursion combined


10:00 - 15:30


Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Meeting place

Public transport station: Albinen, Dorf

What do bees and honey have to do with writing? We will explore these and other exciting questions on this excursion into the diverse realm of wild bees and experience first-hand the influence of nature on culture.

Nektar und Poesie
Image: Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Since ancient times, people have written about the relationship between humans and bees. They buzz in graphic art and in music, but nowhere are they more present than in literature, especially poetry. Not only in the writings of Rainer Maria Rilke, but also in the writings of many other important contemporary poets, one comes across bees in interesting places. On a walk through Pfynwald and along the Rottensand, we immerse ourselves in poetry and discover the diverse world of wild bees along the way. I wonder if those poets knew that not all bees make honey?

The excursion will be guided by Noémie Evéquoz and Brigitte Duvillard from the Fondation Rilke.

Intended for

  • 10-14
  • 14-18
  • 18+
  • 20-40
  • 55+


Content: simple

Interactivity: active

Inside/outside: outside


CHF 30.-
Foundation Rilke Members: free of charge
Pfyn-Finges Nature Park Members: free of charge
Equipment: Weather appropriate clothing, good shoes, drinks, lunch. Walking time: approx. 2.5 hours. Minimum age: 12 years.

Registration is required before 4 p.m. on Friday: +41 (0)27 452 60 60, admin@pfyn-finges.ch, pfyn-finges.ch
Languages: German, French
Weather dependent? No
Does it cost anything? Yes