3 Alpenpanorama-Weg
3 Alpenpanorama-Weg
3 Alpine Panorama Trail
3 Alpine Panorama Trail
3 Alpine Panorama Trail
3 Alpine Panorama Trail

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Alpine Panorama Trail

Stage 7, Siebnen–Einsiedeln

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Alpine Panorama Trail

A tough climb to Stöcklichrüz and a superb high-level hike around the northern end of Sihlsee lake to Einsiedeln. The St. Meinrads Chapel on Etzelpass and the house where Paracelsus was born are popular resting places, not just for pilgrims.
Siebnen is located at the foot of Stockberg at the entrance to the Wägital valley. The town near Lake Zurich and Linth Plain experienced a significant upswing during the time of the industrialisation. In 1834 the hydropower of the Wägitaleraa served to operate a weaving plant. After the construction of the Wägital reservoir in 1924, the river was then used to produce electric power. The reservoir allowed control of the water volume and reduced the occurrence of floods.

To get to Galgenen from Siebnen takes about 30 minutes. It is followed by Lachen, but the hiking trail turns off just before you get to the village. Now the ascent to Stöcklichrüz begins: across meadows and short forest sections, you climb close to 900 altitude meters to reach the highest point of the hike at 1246 m. The effort is well worth it because the views are amazing: Lake Zurich on one side, the Alpine range on the other. Half of today’s almost seven-hour tour is now behind you. A gentle descent to the Etzel Pass follows. At the top of the pass stands the St. Meinrad chapel. It was built in 1698 and is located on the Way of St. James, which connects Rapperswil with Einsiedeln and Einsiedeln with Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain.

Further downhill, you soon cross the Sihl River over the Tüfelsbrugg (Devil’s Bridge) near Egg. It is followed by Galgenchäppeli, once an execution site. These sites were usually located outside the villages at elevated spots and on important traffic routes. The convicted person normally faced north. This was also true at the High Court of Einsiedeln. It was situated at Etzelstrasse, an old trade route between Rapperswil and Einsiedeln. Today‘s long hike ends a short time later at the famous pilgrimage destination. Einsiedeln is well known for its huge monastery from the 18th century, which is considered to be Switzerland’s most important Baroque structure. With the Chapel of Grace and the Black Madonna it enjoys a great reputation among Catholics.
A tough climb to Stöcklichrüz and a superb high-level hike around the northern end of Sihlsee lake to Einsiedeln. The St. Meinrads Chapel on Etzelpass and the house where Paracelsus was born are popular resting places, not just for pilgrims.
Siebnen is located at the foot of Stockberg at the entrance to the Wägital valley. The town near Lake Zurich and Linth Plain experienced a significant upswing during the time of the industrialisation. In 1834 the hydropower of the Wägitaleraa served to operate a weaving plant. After the construction of the Wägital reservoir in 1924, the river was then used to produce electric power. The reservoir allowed control of the water volume and reduced the occurrence of floods.

To get to Galgenen from Siebnen takes about 30 minutes. It is followed by Lachen, but the hiking trail turns off just before you get to the village. Now the ascent to Stöcklichrüz begins: across meadows and short forest sections, you climb close to 900 altitude meters to reach the highest point of the hike at 1246 m. The effort is well worth it because the views are amazing: Lake Zurich on one side, the Alpine range on the other. Half of today’s almost seven-hour tour is now behind you. A gentle descent to the Etzel Pass follows. At the top of the pass stands the St. Meinrad chapel. It was built in 1698 and is located on the Way of St. James, which connects Rapperswil with Einsiedeln and Einsiedeln with Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain.

Further downhill, you soon cross the Sihl River over the Tüfelsbrugg (Devil’s Bridge) near Egg. It is followed by Galgenchäppeli, once an execution site. These sites were usually located outside the villages at elevated spots and on important traffic routes. The convicted person normally faced north. This was also true at the High Court of Einsiedeln. It was situated at Etzelstrasse, an old trade route between Rapperswil and Einsiedeln. Today‘s long hike ends a short time later at the famous pilgrimage destination. Einsiedeln is well known for its huge monastery from the 18th century, which is considered to be Switzerland’s most important Baroque structure. With the Chapel of Grace and the Black Madonna it enjoys a great reputation among Catholics.
22 km
1100 m | 680 m
6 h 50 min
easy (hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Siebnen-Wangen
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Hint
Beware: long section, please note overnight accommodation possibility at top of Etzelpass.
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Underpass Brummbär, Einsiedeln
Duration
21.04.2022 - 31.08.2022
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
Due to construction works the underpass Brummbär is closed. The hiking trail towards "Horgenberg" will be rerouted. We ask you to use the detour. Thank you for your understanding.
Status
validated
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Data source: Swiss Hiking Federation and Cantonal hiking associations

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Einsiedeln
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Contact

Signpost management
Signposting is managed by the cantonal hiking trail organisation on behalf of the canton and the communities.
Schwyzer Wanderwege
6440 Brunnen
info@schwyzer-wanderwege.ch
www.schwyzer-wanderwege.ch

Services

Accommodation

Marina Lachen
Marina Lachen
Lachen SZ
Ferienwohnung / Gästezimmer Kälin
Ferienwohnung / Gästezimmer Kälin
Pfäffikon SZ
Hotel Drei Könige
Hotel Drei Könige
Einsiedeln
Hotel St. Georg
Hotel St. Georg
Einsiedeln
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Bookable offers

3 Alpine Panorama Trail Appenzell & Toggenburg
3 Alpine Panorama Trail Appenzell & Toggenburg
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Places

Siebnen
Siebnen
Einsiedeln
Einsiedeln
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Places of interest

Altendorf–Etzel
Altendorf–Etzel
Alte Etzelstrasse
Alte Etzelstrasse
Abbey of Einsiedeln
Abbey of Einsiedeln
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