Wandern Sterneiche zwei Wanderer Wald Rheinfelden

Rheinfelder star oaks

Since 1944, nine star oaks have stood in various parts of the town's forest, representing the nine stars in Rheinfeld's coat of arms. These almost 300-year-old trees can be visited on a hike through the Rheinfeld forest.

The 9 stars in the Rheinfeld coat of arms.

In 1944, Ernst Grell made a request to the local community that, as a symbol for the stars in the Rheinfeld coat of arms, "nine oak trees should be preserved in the forest as an inviolable emblem or left standing for all time". The request was accepted and the forest manager at the time, Fritz Wunderlin, designated a total of nine oaks - the star oaks - in all parts of the forest. They were marked with a red star and a consecutive number. The numbers 1, 4 and 7 have since had to be replaced. However, the others are still the heraldic trees selected in 1944.

The Rheinfeld coat of arms

Wandern Sterneiche sechs Baumstamm und Blätter Rheinfelden

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Good to know

The star oaks are various native oaks. Some of them are up to 300 years old.


The star oaks are located in various parts of the forest and are accessible to the public at all times.


City of Rheinfelden Forestry Administration
Marktgasse 16
4310 Rheinfelden
+41 61 835 52 45

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