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Pfäffikon ZH
Pfäffikersee-Rundweg
Pfäffikersee-Rundweg
Route 890, Pfäffikon ZH–Pfäffikon ZH
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Pfäffikon ZH
Rheinfall–Zürcher Oberland
Rheinfall–Zürcher Oberland
Stage 1, Schaffhausen–Pfäffikon ZH
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Rheinfall–Zürcher Oberland
Rheinfall–Zürcher Oberland
Stage 2, Pfäffikon ZH–Wattwil (Ricken)
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Pilger-Route
Pilger-Route
Stage 2, Fischingen–Meilen
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Pfäffikersee Route
Pfäffikersee Route
Route 210, Pfäffikon–Pfäffikon
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Pfäffikon ZH
Mittelland Skate
Mittelland Skate
Stage 3, Winterthur–Uster
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Pfäffikon
Pfäffikon ZH

Pfäffikon ZH

Pfäffikon lies on the northern and eastern shores of the Pfäffikersee at the gateway to the Zurich Oberland. The lake with its reed belt is a popular nature and recreational area. A little higher up, the remains of a Roman fortress wait to be explored.
The Pfäffikersee lake and its reed belt are under a protection order and one of the landscapes of national importance with typical high and low moorland flora. The nature reserve can be enjoyed on a circuit around the lake. When it’s cold enough, the Pfäffikersee can freeze over, its solid surface popular for skating and walking. Summer guests are attracted to the lidos and camp site.

In good weather, vantage points on the Landsberg and Pfaffberg offer sweeping views of the Alps. Those in the know also appreciate the idyllic Tobelweiher pond, reached by a lovely hiking path, and the large woodland areas. Pfäffikon’s landscape actually flows over into the Zurich Oberland with its hills from Tösstal. The many hiking routes make the area perfect for sporting tours.

The area around the Pfäffikersee was inhabited as early as the Neolithic Age. The Irgenhausen Roman fort is believed to have been built around 370. The excavated remains of the fort are found on a former Roman road about 1.5.km southeast of the town.

In the Middle Ages, Pfäffikon was a market town between Rapperswil and Winterthur; the Zurich Oberland livestock farming industry was supplied with salt from here, among other things. The administrative and market town was home to well-heeled families involved in the salt, fish, linen, corn and ironware trades. The Heimatmuseum am See (Museum on the Lake) has information on the history of the town and its region. Today Pfäffikon is a part of the metropolitan area of Zurich and home to many commuters.

Highlights

  • Circuit around the Pfäffikersee - the ideal way to explore the protected reed and moor landscape around the lake.
  • Irgenhausen fort - the excavated foundations of the former fort give an excellent impression of building design and lifestyle in Roman times.
  • Jucker Farmart - the experience farm in nearby Seegräben is mainly known for pumpkin growing, with farm shop and restaurant.
  • Aathal Dinosaur Museum - an unforgettable journey back to primitive times, with dinosaurs or at least their skeletons the stars of the show.
Pfäffikon lies on the northern and eastern shores of the Pfäffikersee at the gateway to the Zurich Oberland. The lake with its reed belt is a popular nature and recreational area. A little higher up, the remains of a Roman fortress wait to be explored.
The Pfäffikersee lake and its reed belt are under a protection order and one of the landscapes of national importance with typical high and low moorland flora. The nature reserve can be enjoyed on a circuit around the lake. When it’s cold enough, the Pfäffikersee can freeze over, its solid surface popular for skating and walking. Summer guests are attracted to the lidos and camp site.

In good weather, vantage points on the Landsberg and Pfaffberg offer sweeping views of the Alps. Those in the know also appreciate the idyllic Tobelweiher pond, reached by a lovely hiking path, and the large woodland areas. Pfäffikon’s landscape actually flows over into the Zurich Oberland with its hills from Tösstal. The many hiking routes make the area perfect for sporting tours.

The area around the Pfäffikersee was inhabited as early as the Neolithic Age. The Irgenhausen Roman fort is believed to have been built around 370. The excavated remains of the fort are found on a former Roman road about 1.5.km southeast of the town.

In the Middle Ages, Pfäffikon was a market town between Rapperswil and Winterthur; the Zurich Oberland livestock farming industry was supplied with salt from here, among other things. The administrative and market town was home to well-heeled families involved in the salt, fish, linen, corn and ironware trades. The Heimatmuseum am See (Museum on the Lake) has information on the history of the town and its region. Today Pfäffikon is a part of the metropolitan area of Zurich and home to many commuters.

Highlights

  • Circuit around the Pfäffikersee - the ideal way to explore the protected reed and moor landscape around the lake.
  • Irgenhausen fort - the excavated foundations of the former fort give an excellent impression of building design and lifestyle in Roman times.
  • Jucker Farmart - the experience farm in nearby Seegräben is mainly known for pumpkin growing, with farm shop and restaurant.
  • Aathal Dinosaur Museum - an unforgettable journey back to primitive times, with dinosaurs or at least their skeletons the stars of the show.

Arrival and return Pfäffikon ZH

Adresse

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

Hiking in

Pfäffikon ZH
Pfäffikersee-Rundweg
Pfäffikersee-Rundweg
Route 890, Pfäffikon ZH–Pfäffikon ZH
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Cycling in

Pfäffikon ZH
Rheinfall–Zürcher Oberland
Rheinfall–Zürcher Oberland
Stage 1, Schaffhausen–Pfäffikon ZH
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Rheinfall–Zürcher Oberland
Rheinfall–Zürcher Oberland
Stage 2, Pfäffikon ZH–Wattwil (Ricken)
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Pilger-Route
Pilger-Route
Stage 2, Fischingen–Meilen
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Pfäffikersee Route
Pfäffikersee Route
Route 210, Pfäffikon–Pfäffikon
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Skating in

Pfäffikon ZH
Mittelland Skate
Mittelland Skate
Stage 3, Winterthur–Uster
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