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Uznach
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Stage 5, Pfäffikon SZ–Schmerikon
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 34, Wattwil (Neuhaus)–Siebnen
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Uznach
Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 8, Einsiedeln–Niederurnen
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Rheinfall–Zürcher Oberland
Rheinfall–Zürcher Oberland
Stage 2, Pfäffikon ZH–Wattwil (Ricken)
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Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth
Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth
Stage 2, Einsiedeln (Willerzell)–Uznach
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 9, Einsiedeln–Rapperswil
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Stage 10, Rapperswil–Wattwil
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 2, Appenzell–Glarus
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Uznach
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Uznach
Uznach

Uznach

The Kaltbrunner reed beds in the Linth plain near the town of Uznach are among the most protected and internationally important wetland areas. The Linth plain is also an extensive leisure area, particularly popular with cyclists and inline skaters.
Tiny historic Uznach lies on the edge of the Linth plain at the upper end of the Zürichsee. In 1762 the town was totally destroyed by fire, with the church, hospital and 82 houses falling victim to the flames. The Catholic Benedictine Order administers the St. Otmarsberg Monastery in Uznach, Switzerland’s youngest monastery. Nearby nature and recreational areas include Steinenbach and Kaltbrunner Riet, Linth and extended forests on the slopes. Uznach and its surroundings are equally as popular with walkers as with cyclists and inline skaters.

The Kaltbrunner Riet (reed bed) lies in the Linth plain between Uznach and Benken and is one of the world’s most important wetland areas. The nature reserve with the Möwen pond is the remainder of the once huge Linth marshland between the lakes of Zürichsee and Walensee. It has been preserved after extensive road improvements and is home to a vast variety of rare species of flora and fauna. The departure point is Uznach railway station, where the key to the Pro Natura information room is available at the kiosk. Ideally you should allow a half-day for the tour and 10m high observation tower.

In addition to the 150 species of birds in the Kaltbrunner Riet, storks have also come home to roost in Uznach: «stork father» Ernst Friedrich has built up a stork colony, all-year-round home to some 30 storks behind the Kreuzkirche (Church of the Holy Cross) near the railway station.

Only a few kilometres away is the excursion destination of Atzmännig: summer attractions are beautiful hiking routes, a 700m-long giant slide and leisure park. In winter - if Mother Snow cooperates - Atzmännig offers ski fun without a long journey.

Highlights

  • Kaltbrunner Riet - protected wetlands of international importance with over 150 species of birds and a small information centre
  • Stork colony - behind the Uznach Kreuzkirche (Church of the Holy Cross), home to around 30 storks all year round.
  • Cycling and skating tours right across the Linth plain between the Zürichsee and Walensee lakes.
  • Haus der Edelsteine (Precious Stones Centre) in Uznach - gems and minerals from all over the world to admire and buy, over 600 m2 of exhibition space.
The Kaltbrunner reed beds in the Linth plain near the town of Uznach are among the most protected and internationally important wetland areas. The Linth plain is also an extensive leisure area, particularly popular with cyclists and inline skaters.
Tiny historic Uznach lies on the edge of the Linth plain at the upper end of the Zürichsee. In 1762 the town was totally destroyed by fire, with the church, hospital and 82 houses falling victim to the flames. The Catholic Benedictine Order administers the St. Otmarsberg Monastery in Uznach, Switzerland’s youngest monastery. Nearby nature and recreational areas include Steinenbach and Kaltbrunner Riet, Linth and extended forests on the slopes. Uznach and its surroundings are equally as popular with walkers as with cyclists and inline skaters.

The Kaltbrunner Riet (reed bed) lies in the Linth plain between Uznach and Benken and is one of the world’s most important wetland areas. The nature reserve with the Möwen pond is the remainder of the once huge Linth marshland between the lakes of Zürichsee and Walensee. It has been preserved after extensive road improvements and is home to a vast variety of rare species of flora and fauna. The departure point is Uznach railway station, where the key to the Pro Natura information room is available at the kiosk. Ideally you should allow a half-day for the tour and 10m high observation tower.

In addition to the 150 species of birds in the Kaltbrunner Riet, storks have also come home to roost in Uznach: «stork father» Ernst Friedrich has built up a stork colony, all-year-round home to some 30 storks behind the Kreuzkirche (Church of the Holy Cross) near the railway station.

Only a few kilometres away is the excursion destination of Atzmännig: summer attractions are beautiful hiking routes, a 700m-long giant slide and leisure park. In winter - if Mother Snow cooperates - Atzmännig offers ski fun without a long journey.

Highlights

  • Kaltbrunner Riet - protected wetlands of international importance with over 150 species of birds and a small information centre
  • Stork colony - behind the Uznach Kreuzkirche (Church of the Holy Cross), home to around 30 storks all year round.
  • Cycling and skating tours right across the Linth plain between the Zürichsee and Walensee lakes.
  • Haus der Edelsteine (Precious Stones Centre) in Uznach - gems and minerals from all over the world to admire and buy, over 600 m2 of exhibition space.

Arrival and return Uznach

Adresse

Rapperswil Zürichsee Tourismus
Fischmarktplatz 1
8640 Rapperswil
Tel. +41 (0)55 225 77 00
zuerichsee@zuerich.com
www.zuerich.com

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Accommodation

BnB Entensee
BnB Entensee
Uznach
Hotel Restaurant Metzgerei Frohe Aussicht
Hotel Restaurant Metzgerei Frohe Aussicht
Uznach
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Hiking in

Uznach
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Stage 5, Pfäffikon SZ–Schmerikon
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 34, Wattwil (Neuhaus)–Siebnen
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Cycling in

Uznach
Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 8, Einsiedeln–Niederurnen
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Rheinfall–Zürcher Oberland
Rheinfall–Zürcher Oberland
Stage 2, Pfäffikon ZH–Wattwil (Ricken)
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Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth
Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth
Stage 2, Einsiedeln (Willerzell)–Uznach
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 9, Einsiedeln–Rapperswil
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 10, Rapperswil–Wattwil
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 2, Appenzell–Glarus
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Mountain biking in

Uznach
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