894 Wädenswiler-Seeuferweg
894 Wädenswiler-Seeuferweg

Hiking

Wädenswiler-Seeuferweg

Wädenswiler-Seeuferweg

Horgen–Wädenswil

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Wädenswiler-Seeuferweg

Wädenswiler-Seeuferweg

An excursion to the Zürichsee lake is always well worthwhile. The stretch from Horgen to Wädenswil affords particularly enchanting views over this popular body of water and the opportunity to enjoy a superb panorama.
The route begins in Horgen and leads along the lake shore past the small boat station. Shortly afterwards you reach a pretty, compact park. The route continues along the well-kept promenade with breathtaking views of the glistening waters. After a while you reach an attractive wooden walkway leading past tall reed beds.

The stately Au Castle, set majestically on a peninsular, presents a splendid highlight. The naturally formed Ausee lake is also located here. The extensive lakeshore meadows serve as a bathing paradise in summer. The route then leads along a stretch overland until you reach the lake once more.

Soon you reach Wädenswil and continue following the lake shore as far as the spacious boat station. A wonderful spot where you can watch the comings and goings of the boats and people from the shade of trees. Various places along the entire route offer the opportunity to rest and relax, whether on a park bench or at a restaurant.
An excursion to the Zürichsee lake is always well worthwhile. The stretch from Horgen to Wädenswil affords particularly enchanting views over this popular body of water and the opportunity to enjoy a superb panorama.
The route begins in Horgen and leads along the lake shore past the small boat station. Shortly afterwards you reach a pretty, compact park. The route continues along the well-kept promenade with breathtaking views of the glistening waters. After a while you reach an attractive wooden walkway leading past tall reed beds.

The stately Au Castle, set majestically on a peninsular, presents a splendid highlight. The naturally formed Ausee lake is also located here. The extensive lakeshore meadows serve as a bathing paradise in summer. The route then leads along a stretch overland until you reach the lake once more.

Soon you reach Wädenswil and continue following the lake shore as far as the spacious boat station. A wonderful spot where you can watch the comings and goings of the boats and people from the shade of trees. Various places along the entire route offer the opportunity to rest and relax, whether on a park bench or at a restaurant.
7 km | 1 Stage
40 m | 40 m
1 h 45 min
easy (for wheelchair users) | medium (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 Horgen
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Barrier-free travel / public transport
The journey to Horgen is made by rail via the Thalwil, Zürich or Wädenswil (S8, S2) support stations. Horgen station has an overpass with lifts. The smallest lift is located on the side facing the lake: door width 100cm; movement area (DxB) 135x100cm.
Wheelchair-suitable parking spaces
There are parking spaces for wheelchair users at Horgen railway station on the side facing the lake and the side facing the town under the overpass, as well as at Wädenswil railway station car park.

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Boarding / alighting possibility
A boat station is located at Horgen railway station. All boats are wheelchair accessible and all except the MS Bachtel have wheelchair-accessible toilets. MS Panta Rhei also has a lift to the sun deck. It is possible to enquire which boats will be running at the earliest five days before travelling. Reservation is only required if you wish to eat onboard.
Zürichsee Schifffahrt
Mythenquai 333
8038 Zürich
Tel. +41 (0)44 487 13 33
ahoi@zsg.ch
http://www.zsg.ch
WC Horgen railway station
WC Horgen railway station
A wheelchair-accessible public toilet is located at the bus station near Horgen railway station. From 02:00 and 05:00 accessible only with a Eurokey. WC info: door width 70cm; movement area (DxB) 160x100cm; seat height 49cm; hand grips, left fixed, right moveable; access right; mirror height 100cm; washbasin underside clearance 65cm.
km0 - km3.2
km0 - km3.2
The first two kilometres are surfaced, where by at km1.1 a 20m section has easily negotiable cobblestones. After 2 kilometres the route leads along a gravel path and also over a wooden walkway, which is easily negotiable.
Restaurant Imperiale
Restaurant Imperiale
The Restaurant Imperiale is located directly on the route and has a wheelchair-accessible toilet. WC info: door width 78cm; movement area (DxB) 200x90cm; seat height 42cm; hand grips, left movable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 130 (folding mirror), washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Restaurant Imperiale
Hirsackerstrasse 46
8810 Horgen
Tel. +41 (0)44 726 27 72
www.imperiale-horgen.ch
WC sunbathing meadow
WC sunbathing meadow
A large public toilet is located at the sunbathing meadow but is however not marked as wheelchair accessible. The gents WC has a threshold of 3cm. WC info: door width 80cm; movement area (DxB) 120x120cm; seat height 53cm; hand grips none, access right; mirror height 140cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
WC Badewiese
Seeweg 162
8810 Horgen
km3.2 - km7.3
km3.2 - km7.3
From km3.2, the surface changes between asphalt (55%) and easily negotiable gravel (45 %). Wädenswil railway station is located at km7.3. The station is reached from the side facing the lake, either via an underpass or a ramp with a 12% gradient or with a Eurokey stair lift.
Au Castle
Au Castle
A little off the route, on the Au peninsular, is the castle of the same name in which cultural events are regularly held. Here there are also wheelchair-accessible toilets. Parts of the paths are covered with deep gravel. WC info: door width 78cm; movement area (DxB) 200x100cm; seat height 52cm; hand grips, left moveable right fixed; access left; mirror height 110cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Schloss Au
Hinter Au 1
8804 Au
Tel. +41 (0)43 305 55 00
http://www.phzh.ch/schlossau
Restaurant / WC Strandbad (lido) Rietliau
Restaurant / WC Strandbad (lido) Rietliau
A restaurant and wheelchair-accessible toilet is located at Strandbad (lido) Rietliau. WC info: door width 89cm; movement area (DxB) 200x100cm; seat height 45cm; hand grips, left fixed, right moveable; access right; mirror height 105cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Restaurant Strandbad Rietliau
Seeweg 2083
8820 Wädenswil
Tel. +41 (0)44 780 26 56
https://www.waedenswil.ch/strandbad
WC Wädenswil railway station
WC Wädenswil railway station
Wädenswil railway station has two wheelchair-accessible toilets, one on the side facing the lake, the other in the station building (Eurokey). WC info (side facing lake): door width 74cm; movement area (DxB) 100x160cm; seat height 40cm; hand grips none; access left; mirror none; washbasin none / WC info (station building): door width 72cm; movement area (DxB) 140x90cm; seat height 44cm; hand grips, left none, right fixed; access left; mirror height 150cm; washbasin underside clearance 75cm.
Boarding / alighting possibility
A boat station is located at Wädenswil railway station. All boats are wheelchair accessible and all except the MS Bachtel have wheelchair-accessible toilets. MS Panta Rhei also has a lift to the sun deck. It is possible to enquire which boats will be running at the earliest five days before travelling. Reservation is only required if you wish to eat onboard.
Zürichsee Schifffahrt
Mythenquai 333
8038 Zürich
Tel. +41 (0)44 487 13 33
ahoi@zsg.ch
http://www.zsg.ch

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Wädenswil
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Barrier-free return journey / public transport
Wädenswil railway station is a support station.

Contact

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

Services

Places

Horgen
Horgen
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Places of interest

The Au peninsula
The Au peninsula
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Swimming

Park bathing complex Seerose Horgen
Park bathing complex Seerose Horgen
Sportbad Käpfnach
Sportbad Käpfnach
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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.
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