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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 4, Rapperswil (SG)–Einsiedeln
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Zürichsee-Rundweg
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Stage 5, Pfäffikon SZ–Schmerikon
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Zürichsee-Rundweg
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Stage 4, Richterswil–Pfäffikon SZ
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Holzbrücke Seedamm-Weg
Holzbrücke Seedamm-Weg
Route 849, Pfäffikon SZ–Rapperswil SG
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Cycling in the surroundings

Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 8, Einsiedeln–Niederurnen
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Glatt-Route
Glatt-Route
Stage 2, Zürich (Schwamendingen)–Rapperswil
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Töss-Jona-Route
Töss-Jona-Route
Stage 2, Turbenthal–Rapperswil
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Goldküste–Limmat
Goldküste–Limmat
Stage 1, Rapperswil–Zürich
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 9, Einsiedeln–Rapperswil
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 10, Rapperswil–Wattwil
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Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Stage 2, Zürich–Pfäffikon SZ
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Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Stage 3, Pfäffikon SZ–Niederurnen (Ziegelbrücke)
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Freienbach
The Frauenwinkel

The Frauenwinkel

The impressive reed and lakeshore mire landscape of the Frauenwinkel is the largest nature reserve on Lake Zurich. The area, which also includes the islands Ufenau and Lützelau, has belonged to Einsiedeln Monastery for over one thousand years.
The 350-hectare Frauenwinkel nature reserve, which also includes the islands Ufenau and Lützelau, is the largest and most valuable nature reserve on Lake Zurich. It has belonged to Einsiedeln Monastery for over one thousand years. The name goes back to a gift bestowed on the foundation of "Unserer lieben Frau” ("Our Venerable Lady”) in 965 by Holy Roman Emperor Otto the Great.

The Frauenwinkel reserve provides shelter for a considerable range of unusual plant and animal species. For example, along with Lake Constance, Frauenwinkel was one of the last areas in which the Eurasian curlew (Numenius arquata) bred in Switzerland. However, it would appear that it no longer provides the conditions necessary for the successful breeding of this species. Nonetheless numerous specimens of this rare bird regularly sojourn in Switzerland: they are migrants from north and eastern Europe which seek winter homes on Lake Constance and Upper Lake Zurich.
The impressive reed and lakeshore mire landscape of the Frauenwinkel is the largest nature reserve on Lake Zurich. The area, which also includes the islands Ufenau and Lützelau, has belonged to Einsiedeln Monastery for over one thousand years.
The 350-hectare Frauenwinkel nature reserve, which also includes the islands Ufenau and Lützelau, is the largest and most valuable nature reserve on Lake Zurich. It has belonged to Einsiedeln Monastery for over one thousand years. The name goes back to a gift bestowed on the foundation of "Unserer lieben Frau” ("Our Venerable Lady”) in 965 by Holy Roman Emperor Otto the Great.

The Frauenwinkel reserve provides shelter for a considerable range of unusual plant and animal species. For example, along with Lake Constance, Frauenwinkel was one of the last areas in which the Eurasian curlew (Numenius arquata) bred in Switzerland. However, it would appear that it no longer provides the conditions necessary for the successful breeding of this species. Nonetheless numerous specimens of this rare bird regularly sojourn in Switzerland: they are migrants from north and eastern Europe which seek winter homes on Lake Constance and Upper Lake Zurich.

The Frauenwinkel

Adresse

Bundesamt für Umwelt
Bundesinventar der Landschaften
und Naturdenkmäler von nationaler Bedeutung (BLN)
BLN-Objekt-Nr. 1405
Tel. -
bln@bafu.admin.ch
www.bafu.admin.ch/bln

Services

Places

Pfäffikon SZ
Pfäffikon SZ
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Accommodation

Ferienwohnung / Gästezimmer Kälin
Ferienwohnung / Gästezimmer Kälin
Pfäffikon SZ
Hotel Restaurant Sternen
Hotel Restaurant Sternen
Pfäffikon SZ
Lützelhof
Lützelhof
Pfäffikon SZ
Seedamm Plaza
Seedamm Plaza
Pfäffikon SZ
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 4, Rapperswil (SG)–Einsiedeln
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Zürichsee-Rundweg
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Stage 5, Pfäffikon SZ–Schmerikon
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Zürichsee-Rundweg
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Stage 4, Richterswil–Pfäffikon SZ
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Holzbrücke Seedamm-Weg
Holzbrücke Seedamm-Weg
Route 849, Pfäffikon SZ–Rapperswil SG
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Cycling in the surroundings

Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 8, Einsiedeln–Niederurnen
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Glatt-Route
Glatt-Route
Stage 2, Zürich (Schwamendingen)–Rapperswil
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Töss-Jona-Route
Töss-Jona-Route
Stage 2, Turbenthal–Rapperswil
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Goldküste–Limmat
Goldküste–Limmat
Stage 1, Rapperswil–Zürich
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 9, Einsiedeln–Rapperswil
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 10, Rapperswil–Wattwil
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Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Stage 2, Zürich–Pfäffikon SZ
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Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Stage 3, Pfäffikon SZ–Niederurnen (Ziegelbrücke)
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