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Rapperswil-Jona
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 4, Rapperswil (SG)–Einsiedeln
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 3, Wattwil–Rapperswil (SG)
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Züri Oberland-Höhenweg
Züri Oberland-Höhenweg
Stage 4, Chrüzegg–Rapperswil
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Zürichsee-Rundweg
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Stage 6, Schmerikon–Rapperswil SG
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Zürichsee-Rundweg
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Stage 7, Rapperswil SG–Stäfa
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 23, Fischingen–Rapperswil (SG)
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Obersee-Uferweg
Obersee-Uferweg
Route 973, Rapperswil SG–Schmerikon
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Holzbrücke Seedamm-Weg
Holzbrücke Seedamm-Weg
Route 849, Pfäffikon SZ–Rapperswil SG
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Rapperswil-Jona
Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 8, Einsiedeln–Niederurnen
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Glatt-Route
Glatt-Route
Stage 2, Zürich (Schwamendingen)–Rapperswil
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Töss-Jona-Route
Töss-Jona-Route
Stage 2, Turbenthal–Rapperswil
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Goldküste–Limmat
Goldküste–Limmat
Stage 1, Rapperswil–Zürich
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 9, Einsiedeln–Rapperswil
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 10, Rapperswil–Wattwil
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Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Stage 3, Pfäffikon SZ–Niederurnen (Ziegelbrücke)
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Rapperswil-Jona
Rapperswil-Jona

Rapperswil-Jona

Rapperswil-Jona, the rose town located on the upper end of Lake Zurich, and the neighbouring sports and leisure district of Jona combine sights, cultural life, hiking and sports possibilities with a Mediterranean holiday atmosphere. The Children's Zoo, a cruise on Lake Zurich and in summer the 15'000 blooming roses are the main attractions.
Roses decorate the coat of arms of the town of Rapperswil-Jona located on the upper end of Lake Zurich, and all types and colours of this gorgeous flower bloom in Rapperswil’s public areas and three rose gardens. Rapperswil-Jona has a well-developed tourist infrastructure and as the region's transport hub is easily accessible by public transport.

The castle towers above the town and lake and is the landmark. The castle hill affords a panorama view from the Glarus Alps all the way to the Zurich Oberland. Several churches, chapels and monasteries bears testimony to the past. The medieval old town with very little traffic - a protected historic monument, the lake promenade and varied excursion possibilities make Rapperswil particularly suitable for families with children.

In addition to the lake dam for road and rail, a new wooden bridge for pedestrians - probably not unlike in the past - provides access to the other side of the lake. This wooden bridge also happens to be the longest wooden bridge in Switzerland. And Rapperswil is also an embarkation point for the regular ship services on Lake Zurich, including two authentic paddle steamers, to Zurich.

The area around Lake Zurich in addition to a wealth of beautiful scenery offers a whole range of fun and experience opportunities. Knie's Children's Zoo and the Circus Museum are a particular attraction for children and circus fans. The animals at the children's zoo can be stroked and there are also elephant rides on offer.

In summer a 700-metre-long summer toboggan run on the nearby Atzmännig is great for some family fun. In winter there is a ski region suitable for families with easy ski pistes. On the other side of the lake, Pfäffikon with the Alpamare fun and experience baths featuring a wide range of water slides and wellness treatments is well worth visiting. Einsiedeln, the most important place of pilgrimage in Switzerland with a famous monastery, is accessible in 30 minutes.

Highlights

  • Rapperswil old town quarter and rose garden - enchanting lanes and lively squares, over 15,000 roses from over 600 species bloom from June to October.
  • The castle and castle hill - Rapperswil's landmarks enthroned above the lake, panoramic views from Säntis to the Zurich Oberland.
  • Knie's Children's Zoo - resulting from the winter quarters of the Knie National Circus. Close encounters with over 300 animals.
  • Alpamare - Europe's largest indoor aqua park with 1500 metres of slides; near Pfäffikon on the Zurichsee lake.
Rapperswil-Jona, the rose town located on the upper end of Lake Zurich, and the neighbouring sports and leisure district of Jona combine sights, cultural life, hiking and sports possibilities with a Mediterranean holiday atmosphere. The Children's Zoo, a cruise on Lake Zurich and in summer the 15'000 blooming roses are the main attractions.
Roses decorate the coat of arms of the town of Rapperswil-Jona located on the upper end of Lake Zurich, and all types and colours of this gorgeous flower bloom in Rapperswil’s public areas and three rose gardens. Rapperswil-Jona has a well-developed tourist infrastructure and as the region's transport hub is easily accessible by public transport.

The castle towers above the town and lake and is the landmark. The castle hill affords a panorama view from the Glarus Alps all the way to the Zurich Oberland. Several churches, chapels and monasteries bears testimony to the past. The medieval old town with very little traffic - a protected historic monument, the lake promenade and varied excursion possibilities make Rapperswil particularly suitable for families with children.

In addition to the lake dam for road and rail, a new wooden bridge for pedestrians - probably not unlike in the past - provides access to the other side of the lake. This wooden bridge also happens to be the longest wooden bridge in Switzerland. And Rapperswil is also an embarkation point for the regular ship services on Lake Zurich, including two authentic paddle steamers, to Zurich.

The area around Lake Zurich in addition to a wealth of beautiful scenery offers a whole range of fun and experience opportunities. Knie's Children's Zoo and the Circus Museum are a particular attraction for children and circus fans. The animals at the children's zoo can be stroked and there are also elephant rides on offer.

In summer a 700-metre-long summer toboggan run on the nearby Atzmännig is great for some family fun. In winter there is a ski region suitable for families with easy ski pistes. On the other side of the lake, Pfäffikon with the Alpamare fun and experience baths featuring a wide range of water slides and wellness treatments is well worth visiting. Einsiedeln, the most important place of pilgrimage in Switzerland with a famous monastery, is accessible in 30 minutes.

Highlights

  • Rapperswil old town quarter and rose garden - enchanting lanes and lively squares, over 15,000 roses from over 600 species bloom from June to October.
  • The castle and castle hill - Rapperswil's landmarks enthroned above the lake, panoramic views from Säntis to the Zurich Oberland.
  • Knie's Children's Zoo - resulting from the winter quarters of the Knie National Circus. Close encounters with over 300 animals.
  • Alpamare - Europe's largest indoor aqua park with 1500 metres of slides; near Pfäffikon on the Zurichsee lake.

Arrival and return Rapperswil-Jona

Adresse

Rapperswil Zürichsee Tourismus
Fischmarktplatz 1
8640 Rapperswil
Tel. +41 (0)55 225 77 00
info@rzst.ch
www.rapperswil-zuerichsee.ch

Services

Accommodation

Jugendherberge Rapperswil-Jona
Jugendherberge Rapperswil-Jona
Jona
Sorell Hotel Speer
Sorell Hotel Speer
Rapperswil
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Places of interest

Rapperswil Castle
Rapperswil Castle
Rapperswil-Hurden Wooden bridge
Rapperswil-Hurden Wooden bridge
Seebrücke Rapperswil–Hurden
Seebrücke Rapperswil–Hurden
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Hiking in

Rapperswil-Jona
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 4, Rapperswil (SG)–Einsiedeln
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 3, Wattwil–Rapperswil (SG)
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Züri Oberland-Höhenweg
Züri Oberland-Höhenweg
Stage 4, Chrüzegg–Rapperswil
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Zürichsee-Rundweg
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Stage 6, Schmerikon–Rapperswil SG
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Zürichsee-Rundweg
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Stage 7, Rapperswil SG–Stäfa
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 23, Fischingen–Rapperswil (SG)
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Obersee-Uferweg
Obersee-Uferweg
Route 973, Rapperswil SG–Schmerikon
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Holzbrücke Seedamm-Weg
Holzbrücke Seedamm-Weg
Route 849, Pfäffikon SZ–Rapperswil SG
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Cycling in

Rapperswil-Jona
Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 8, Einsiedeln–Niederurnen
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Glatt-Route
Glatt-Route
Stage 2, Zürich (Schwamendingen)–Rapperswil
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Töss-Jona-Route
Töss-Jona-Route
Stage 2, Turbenthal–Rapperswil
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Goldküste–Limmat
Goldküste–Limmat
Stage 1, Rapperswil–Zürich
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 9, Einsiedeln–Rapperswil
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 10, Rapperswil–Wattwil
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Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Stage 3, Pfäffikon SZ–Niederurnen (Ziegelbrücke)
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