Thurgauer Tannzapfenweg
Thurgauer Tannzapfenweg

Hiking

Thurgauer Tannzapfenweg

Fischingen–Fischingen

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Thurgauer Tannzapfenweg

This hike is representative of the hiking paradise in the Fischingen region. A steady ascent in shady woods leads upwards to splendid, far-reaching views. Conglomerate rock gorges in the Alpine foothills alternate with gentle hilly landscapes.
The starting point for the hike is the Fischingen monastery, a gem among Switzerland's historical buildings. It is easy to get to using public transport. A restaurant and hotel business is run in the monastery, along with a carpenter's workshop. It is definitely worth a visit. Guided tours for groups are also offered.

The hike is designed to make it possible to experience the characteristic features of the hilly landscapes of the Alpine foothills in the border region of the Thurgau, St Gallen and Zurich cantons. Shadowy sections of the diversely wooded area alternate with elevated paths that constantly reveal fresh views of Lake Constance and the Alps.

The section over the arête, the highest elevation in Thurgau, leads to the impressive geological formations of the Alpine foothill landscape. Between the arête and St Iddaburg, the deep gorge of the Murg gapes open with its jagged rock faces. From Ottenegg, the far-reaching view opens up over Lake Constance and the Hegau volcanic landscape.

In Ottenegg there is a statue of the Virgin Mary that commemorates the foundation of the orphanage in the Fischingen monastery (in 1879). The neighbouring simple forest chapel is dedicated to Saint Idda.
This hike is representative of the hiking paradise in the Fischingen region. A steady ascent in shady woods leads upwards to splendid, far-reaching views. Conglomerate rock gorges in the Alpine foothills alternate with gentle hilly landscapes.
The starting point for the hike is the Fischingen monastery, a gem among Switzerland's historical buildings. It is easy to get to using public transport. A restaurant and hotel business is run in the monastery, along with a carpenter's workshop. It is definitely worth a visit. Guided tours for groups are also offered.

The hike is designed to make it possible to experience the characteristic features of the hilly landscapes of the Alpine foothills in the border region of the Thurgau, St Gallen and Zurich cantons. Shadowy sections of the diversely wooded area alternate with elevated paths that constantly reveal fresh views of Lake Constance and the Alps.

The section over the arête, the highest elevation in Thurgau, leads to the impressive geological formations of the Alpine foothill landscape. Between the arête and St Iddaburg, the deep gorge of the Murg gapes open with its jagged rock faces. From Ottenegg, the far-reaching view opens up over Lake Constance and the Hegau volcanic landscape.

In Ottenegg there is a statue of the Virgin Mary that commemorates the foundation of the orphanage in the Fischingen monastery (in 1879). The neighbouring simple forest chapel is dedicated to Saint Idda.
12 km | 1 Stage
540 m | 540 m
3 h 30 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Fischingen, Kloster
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Signalization

Signalization
The trailhead starts in Fischingen crossing the bridge. Follow the forest road to the gravel pit at the Klosterblick hut and start up the trail to the right. Go along the edge of the woods to reach Chrüzhof, turn right in front of the farm. The trail veers to the left and into the woods. From Rotbühl hamlet to Allenwinden, the trail follows the road. It heads east to the ridge past Hohlenstein farm. Here is an upward slope; after following it for approx. 200m, take a left through the gate into the woods. It is a steep ascent to the ridge. On the descent, the trail runs left down the forest road to the edge of the woods. Follow the lane on the right and turn left into the track towards Höll. Keep straight on to the north to reach Ottenegg farm, pass by the statue of the Virgin Mary and continue to the Idda chapel. Cross the pasture and take the steep path down through the woods. Cross the forest road to Neuschür farm and continue to Fischingen.

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Traffic volume
Beware: The panoramic path between Rotbühl and Allenwinden is directly next to the road. For safety reasons you are recommended to avoid walking on the road at all times.
Rotbühl - Kreuzhof, Au TG
Duration
for a longer period and until further notice
Reason
Forestry work
Status
validated
Data source: Swiss Hiking Federation and Cantonal hiking associations
Precipitous area of risk
Beware: When crossing the arête, the hiking path must never be left due to the rocky terrain.

Contact

Thurgau Tourismus
Friedrichshafnerstrasse 55a
8590 Romanshorn
Tel. +41 71 531 01 31
info@thurgau-bodensee.ch
www.thurgau-bodensee.ch

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