47 Zürich-Zugerland-Panoramaweg
47 Zürich-Zugerland-Panoramaweg

Hiking

Zürich-Zugerland-Panoramaweg

Zürich-Zugerland-Panoramaweg

Zürich (Triemli)–Zug

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Zürich-Zugerland-Panoramaweg

Zürich-Zugerland-Panoramaweg

The trail follows the spectacular Albis mountain chain from the Üetliberg to the Albishorn before descending to Ebertswil, where the milk soup stone commemorates the Kappel milk soup of 1529. After Baar, it runs along the old Lorze river to Lake Zug.
Nowhere are nature and culture closer together than in the urban belts – and it’s no different between Zurich and Zug. After a tram ride to Zurich’s Triemli, the trail runs over the shoulder of a mountain to the Üetliberg. The viewing tower on top of Zurich’s local mountain offers a magnificent view over the city and lake. In the right weather, you can see the Glarus, Graubünden and Bernese Alps in the distance – and even a few mountain ranges in Germany (Black Forest) and France (Vosges).

The first section on the Albis ridge is a pleasure; you’ll meet a lot of joggers and ramblers on the wide gravel track. After the Albis Pass, the landscape becomes a little wilder. The trail runs via Bürglen, the highest point in the mountain chain, to the Albishorn. Here, another panoramic terrace offers an impressive view over Lake Zurich to the east. In between lies the Sihlwald, a primeval reserve and the largest mixed deciduous forest of the Swiss Plateau.

The trail winds its way downhill towards Ebertswil and across the cantonal boundary, where a religious war might have taken place in 1529. At the time, troops from Zurich marched on the Catholic towns of Central Switzerland. Thanks to neutral intervention from Glarus, however, the First War of Kappel ended not in armed violence but with a peaceful meal of reconciliation, known as the «milk soup of Kappel». The milk soup stone south-west of Ebertswil commemorates these events. Crossing the Deinikerwald forest, the trail passes the Littibach stream before reaching the Lorze, the longest river in the canton of Zug. The secluded path follows the course of the old river via Baar to Lake Zug.
The trail follows the spectacular Albis mountain chain from the Üetliberg to the Albishorn before descending to Ebertswil, where the milk soup stone commemorates the Kappel milk soup of 1529. After Baar, it runs along the old Lorze river to Lake Zug.
Nowhere are nature and culture closer together than in the urban belts – and it’s no different between Zurich and Zug. After a tram ride to Zurich’s Triemli, the trail runs over the shoulder of a mountain to the Üetliberg. The viewing tower on top of Zurich’s local mountain offers a magnificent view over the city and lake. In the right weather, you can see the Glarus, Graubünden and Bernese Alps in the distance – and even a few mountain ranges in Germany (Black Forest) and France (Vosges).

The first section on the Albis ridge is a pleasure; you’ll meet a lot of joggers and ramblers on the wide gravel track. After the Albis Pass, the landscape becomes a little wilder. The trail runs via Bürglen, the highest point in the mountain chain, to the Albishorn. Here, another panoramic terrace offers an impressive view over Lake Zurich to the east. In between lies the Sihlwald, a primeval reserve and the largest mixed deciduous forest of the Swiss Plateau.

The trail winds its way downhill towards Ebertswil and across the cantonal boundary, where a religious war might have taken place in 1529. At the time, troops from Zurich marched on the Catholic towns of Central Switzerland. Thanks to neutral intervention from Glarus, however, the First War of Kappel ended not in armed violence but with a peaceful meal of reconciliation, known as the «milk soup of Kappel». The milk soup stone south-west of Ebertswil commemorates these events. Crossing the Deinikerwald forest, the trail passes the Littibach stream before reaching the Lorze, the longest river in the canton of Zug. The secluded path follows the course of the old river via Baar to Lake Zug.
34 km | 2 Stages
1100 m | 1150 m
easy (hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Triemli
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Arrival / return travel Baar
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Services

Accommodation

Dialoghotel Eckstein
Dialoghotel Eckstein
Baar
Jugendherberge Zug
Jugendherberge Zug
Zug
Bed + Breakfast one2be
Bed + Breakfast one2be
Zug
Hotel Löwen am See
Hotel Löwen am See
Zug
TCS Camping Zugersee
TCS Camping Zugersee
Zug
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Places

Adliswil
Adliswil
Albis Passhöhe
Albis Passhöhe
Baar
Baar
Zug
Zug
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Places of interest

Biketrail Triemli
Biketrail Triemli
Planetenweg Walking Trail from Uetliberg
Planetenweg Walking Trail from Uetliberg
Wildlife Park Zürich Sihlwald
Wildlife Park Zürich Sihlwald
Baar–Sihlbrugg
Baar–Sihlbrugg
Villette Cham
Villette Cham
Kunsthaus Zug
Kunsthaus Zug
Zug Castle
Zug Castle
Zytturm
Zytturm
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Swimming

Seeliken lido Zug
Seeliken lido Zug
Lido Siehbach Zug
Lido Siehbach Zug
Chamer Fussweg bathing beach in Zug
Chamer Fussweg bathing beach in Zug
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization