Werenbachtobel-Weg
Werenbachtobel-Weg

Hiking

Werenbachtobel-Weg

Zürich, Burgwis–Zürich, Burgwis

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Werenbachtobel-Weg

The versatility of the Werenbachtobel gorge is inspiring. On the one hand, it captivates with its charming appearance and its air of wilderness and on the other it is also a landscape that has a very human feel.
The Werenbachtobel is one of the most impressive landscapes among Zürich's gorges. It has emerged over the course of the last 10000 to 15000 years where the Linth glacier retreated from the Zürich area towards the end of the last ice age. A short detour to the old mill wheel is always worth the effort, whilst the two inns invite us to linger a little while. The locality of Trichtenhusen was first documented in the year 946, and its mill has been in existence since 1417.

The brook that meanders through Stöckentobel is known as Elefantenbach and is symbolized by the stone elephant, which the Zürich Beautification Association of 1898 built further downstream in the brook bed. Where the unusual name comes from is not clear but maps of the area from the years 1843-1851 show the name of the brook flowing through the Stöckentobel as «Elephantenbach». The elephant is in the middle of the brook and invites us to stop and play for a while. A campfire site with seating is also available.
The versatility of the Werenbachtobel gorge is inspiring. On the one hand, it captivates with its charming appearance and its air of wilderness and on the other it is also a landscape that has a very human feel.
The Werenbachtobel is one of the most impressive landscapes among Zürich's gorges. It has emerged over the course of the last 10000 to 15000 years where the Linth glacier retreated from the Zürich area towards the end of the last ice age. A short detour to the old mill wheel is always worth the effort, whilst the two inns invite us to linger a little while. The locality of Trichtenhusen was first documented in the year 946, and its mill has been in existence since 1417.

The brook that meanders through Stöckentobel is known as Elefantenbach and is symbolized by the stone elephant, which the Zürich Beautification Association of 1898 built further downstream in the brook bed. Where the unusual name comes from is not clear but maps of the area from the years 1843-1851 show the name of the brook flowing through the Stöckentobel as «Elephantenbach». The elephant is in the middle of the brook and invites us to stop and play for a while. A campfire site with seating is also available.
7 km | 1 Stage
240 m | 240 m
1 h 55 min
easy (hiking trail) | easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Zürich, Burgwies
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Signalization

Signalization
From the Burgwis tram station follow the signposts in direction to Trichtenhusen - Witikon - Abzweigung Elefantenbach - Rastplatz Elefantenbach- Burgwis.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Zürich, Burgwies
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Contact

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

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