891 Knonaueramt-Weg
891 Knonaueramt-Weg

Hiking

Knonaueramt-Weg

Knonaueramt-Weg

Hausen am Albis, Türlersee–Mettmenstetten

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Knonaueramt-Weg

Knonaueramt-Weg

This route starts at Hausen am Albis by Türlersee lake and leads through the enchanting Säuliamt recreational area to Affoltern am Albis. A beautiful excursion with captivating views into the distance and interesting cultural monuments.
This section belongs mainly to the Säuliamt «Ämtlerweg» path, with information panels dotted along this stretch. The route begins at Hausen am Albis and leads straight to the picturesque shore of Türlersee lake with it's beds of tall reeds. The path continues in the direction of Kappel, alternately flanked by farmland, shaded woodlands and sweeping meadows.

The tranquil path leads with views of the fertile and gently rolling landscape through a rural idyll. Finally you reach Kappel, famous for it's former monastery, historic church and cloister. This pretty village is a perfect location to take a break. In good weather, you can enjoy fascinating views of the mountains from here.

After leaving the village, the path takes you through a wide, high valley to Rifferswil. This pretty village has traditional timber-framed houses and exudes an old-fashioned, romantic air. The information panels, revealing interesting aspects of the region's history, can be found at regular intervals along the way until you reach your destination Mettmenstetten.
This route starts at Hausen am Albis by Türlersee lake and leads through the enchanting Säuliamt recreational area to Affoltern am Albis. A beautiful excursion with captivating views into the distance and interesting cultural monuments.
This section belongs mainly to the Säuliamt «Ämtlerweg» path, with information panels dotted along this stretch. The route begins at Hausen am Albis and leads straight to the picturesque shore of Türlersee lake with it's beds of tall reeds. The path continues in the direction of Kappel, alternately flanked by farmland, shaded woodlands and sweeping meadows.

The tranquil path leads with views of the fertile and gently rolling landscape through a rural idyll. Finally you reach Kappel, famous for it's former monastery, historic church and cloister. This pretty village is a perfect location to take a break. In good weather, you can enjoy fascinating views of the mountains from here.

After leaving the village, the path takes you through a wide, high valley to Rifferswil. This pretty village has traditional timber-framed houses and exudes an old-fashioned, romantic air. The information panels, revealing interesting aspects of the region's history, can be found at regular intervals along the way until you reach your destination Mettmenstetten.
14 km | 1 Stage
130 m | 320 m
3 h 40 min
difficult (for wheelchair users) | difficult (for wheelchair users)

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Information for blind and visually impaired people
Blind and visually impaired people can walk the obstacle-free routes thanks to voice guidance. Voice guidance is integrated in the MyWay Pro app. This offer is supported by Procap Switzerland, the Swiss Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and SwitzerlandMobility. Voice guidance is offered only in the MyWay Pro app for iOS.
Information for wheelchair users
The obstacle-free routes enable us to offer a leisure activity to people who depend on paths without substantial natural or physical obstacles. This offer is supported by Procap Switzerland, SwitzerlandMobility, the Swiss Hiking Federation, and the Swiss Cantons.

The sightseeing attractions and overnight accommodation suggested by Switzerland Mobility are not necessarily wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility is found at www.procap-reisen.ch or www.rollihotel.ch.

Obstacle-free routes, grade of difficulty see PDF.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Türlersee
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free travel / public transport
Low-floor buses (route 235) run from Zürich Wiedikon station to Hausen am Albis, Türlersee.
Wheelchair-suitable parking spaces
There are two parking spaces suitable for wheelchair users next to Mettmenstetten station.

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Restaurant Camping Türlersee lake
Restaurant Camping Türlersee lake
The Türlersee camping site has a restaurant with wheelchair-accessible toilet. Please ask the staff for the key. WC info: door width 89cm; movement area (DxB) 110x150cm; seat height 42cm; hand grips, left fixed, right none; access; right; mirror height 110cm; washbasin underside clearance 75cm.
Camping - Strandbad - Restaurant Türlersee
Türlen
8915 Hausen a.A.
Tel. +41 (0)44 764 03 28
glaettli@tuerlersee.ch
http://www.tuerlersee.ch/
Restaurant Erpel
Restaurant Erpel
Restaurant Erpel is situated a little way off the path. A path branches off to the left of the route 100m after the bus stop. It is another 100m to the restaurant, which is accessible and has a wheelchair-accessible toilet. WC info: door width 85cm; movement area (DxB) 150x100cm; seat height 50cm; hand grips, left fixed, right moveable; access right; mirror height 125cm (folding mirror); washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Restaurant Erpel am Türlersee
Türlen
8915 Hausen am Albis
Tel. +41 (0)44 764 07 71
http://www.erpel.ch/
km0 - km4.4
km0 - km4.4
The section of the path until km0.9 leads over easily negotiable gravel, after which the path is surfaced. From km1.1 to km1.4 is a 350m uphill stretch with a gradient of 10% to 14%. At km2.3 is a 250m downhill stretch with a gradient of 10% - 14%.
km4.4 - km5.2
km4.4 - km5.2
This section leads you over a forest path, which has bumpy sections due to large pebbles.
km5.2 - km7.3
km5.2 - km7.3
This stretch leads over a gravel path.
Café Kloster Kappel
Café Kloster Kappel
There is an accessible café with wheelchair-accessible toilet at Kappel Monastery. It is located on the first floor and can be reached by lift: door width, 90cm; movement area (DxB) 140x105cm. WC info: door width 82cm; movement area (DxB) 100x150cm; seat height 47cm; hand grips, left fixed, right moveable; access right; mirror height 100cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Kloster Kappel
Kappelerhof 5
8926 Kappel am Albis
Tel. +41 (0)44 764 88 10
info@klosterkappel.ch
http://www.klosterkappel.ch/
km7.3 - km9.9
km7.3 - km9.9
This sections leads over a gravel path. An easily surveyable road must be crossed at km8.0.There is a cycle path on the opposite side of the road. There is a grass section of around 150cm width between road and cycle path to negotiate.
Entering / leaving route option
Buses (Route 223) equipped with mobile ramps run from the bus stop Rifferswil, Post in Rifferswil to the support railway station at Affoltern am Albis. It is recommended that motorized wheelchair users and unaccompanied wheelchair users end their tour here. The bus from Mettmenstetten station is only suitable for accompanied, hand-powered wheelchair users.
km9.9 - km14.5
km9.9 - km14.5
This section is surfaced with the exception of 600m gravel path. From km11.7 to km13.0 are various downhill stretches with gradients from 7% to 13%.
WC Avec Mettmenstetten
WC Avec Mettmenstetten
The Avec shop at Mettmenstetten station has a wheelchair-accessible toilet. WC info: door width 77cm; movement area (DxB) 170x130cm; seat height 42cm; hand grips, left fixed, right moveable; access right; mirror height 130cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Avec Shop
Untere Bahnhofstrasse 5
8932 Mettmenstetten
Tel. +41 (0)44 768 27 16
avec.mettmenstetten@avec.ch

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Mettmenstetten Bus
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Contact

Procap Reisen & Sport
Frohburgstrasse 4
4600 Olten
Tel. +41 (0)62 206 88 30
tourismus@procap.ch
www.procap.ch/tourismus-inklusiv

Services

Accommodation

B&B Engelgasse
B&B Engelgasse
Rifferswil
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Places

Albis Passhöhe
Albis Passhöhe
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Signalization

Signalization
In general the «Barrier-free Paths» lead along the hiking routes marked yellow. Additional white signs with green route fields for «Barrier-free Paths» indicate the route at key points. The white signs should be followed where «Barrier-free Paths» differ from the hiking route network. To be certain, please take a print-out of our web map with you.
Signalization