69 Züri Oberland-Höhenweg
69 Züri Oberland-Höhenweg
69 Züri Oberland-Höhenweg
69 Züri Oberland-Höhenweg

Hiking

Züri Oberland-Höhenweg

Züri Oberland-Höhenweg

Winterthur–Rapperswil

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Züri Oberland-Höhenweg

Züri Oberland-Höhenweg

The trail leads from Winterthur through a beautiful pre-Alpine hiking area with rugged valleys, lakes and ridges with wonderful views, crowned by the highest point in Canton Zurich, the Schnebelhorn, and on to Obersee at Rapperswil with its attractive old town.
The Tösstal region was created by the huge alluvial fan of the ancient Rhine, lifted during the formation of the Alps. Thus the landscape is dominated by the nagelfluh conglomerate with its loosely packed rock. The Tösstal streams cut countless rugged ravines into the loose rock.

The Züri-Oberland-Höhenweg is a hike through this densely forested, often seemingly mysterious, sprawling valley system. Sometimes the trail leads down next to the babbling waters, later almost without exception along summit ridges with fabulous views. At the boundary between Canton Zurich and Toggenburg, the route leads through one of Switzerland’s loveliest pre-Alpine hiking areas.

Along the ridge around Schnebelhorn, the highest of Zurich’s mountains, rows of bold beech trees stand as one. The individual character of the Tösstal countryside is also reflected in the nature of its inhabitants. They tend the rural and agricultural cultural assets in the middle of the canton with Switzerland’s strongest economy. This is also reflected in the inns along the way, where choice cuisine can be enjoyed in an easy-going atmosphere.
The trail leads from Winterthur through a beautiful pre-Alpine hiking area with rugged valleys, lakes and ridges with wonderful views, crowned by the highest point in Canton Zurich, the Schnebelhorn, and on to Obersee at Rapperswil with its attractive old town.
The Tösstal region was created by the huge alluvial fan of the ancient Rhine, lifted during the formation of the Alps. Thus the landscape is dominated by the nagelfluh conglomerate with its loosely packed rock. The Tösstal streams cut countless rugged ravines into the loose rock.

The Züri-Oberland-Höhenweg is a hike through this densely forested, often seemingly mysterious, sprawling valley system. Sometimes the trail leads down next to the babbling waters, later almost without exception along summit ridges with fabulous views. At the boundary between Canton Zurich and Toggenburg, the route leads through one of Switzerland’s loveliest pre-Alpine hiking areas.

Along the ridge around Schnebelhorn, the highest of Zurich’s mountains, rows of bold beech trees stand as one. The individual character of the Tösstal countryside is also reflected in the nature of its inhabitants. They tend the rural and agricultural cultural assets in the middle of the canton with Switzerland’s strongest economy. This is also reflected in the inns along the way, where choice cuisine can be enjoyed in an easy-going atmosphere.
76 km | 4 Stages
2900 m | 2900 m
easy (hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Winterthur
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Arrival / return travel Rapperswil
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Services

Accommodation

Depot195
Depot195
Winterthur
Gasthof Gyrenbad swiss historic hotel
Gasthof Gyrenbad swiss historic hotel
Turbenthal
BnB Ruetiwis
BnB Ruetiwis
Steg im Tösstal
Gasthaus Hulftegg
Gasthaus Hulftegg
Mühlrüti
Bed and Breakfast Diemberg
Bed and Breakfast Diemberg
Diemberg
Jugendherberge Rapperswil-Jona
Jugendherberge Rapperswil-Jona
Jona
Sorell Hotel Speer
Sorell Hotel Speer
Rapperswil
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Places

Winterthur
Winterthur
Girenbad
Girenbad
Turbenthal
Turbenthal
Hulftegg
Hulftegg
Chrüzegg
Chrüzegg
Schmerikon
Schmerikon
Rapperswil-Jona
Rapperswil-Jona
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Places of interest

Centre for photography
Centre for photography
Old Town Winterthur
Old Town Winterthur
Pumptrack Reitplatz Winterthur
Pumptrack Reitplatz Winterthur
Sammlung Oskar Reinhart «Am Römerholz»
Sammlung Oskar Reinhart «Am Römerholz»
Kyburg Castle
Kyburg Castle
Fischingen–Hörnli
Fischingen–Hörnli
Hörnli
Hörnli
Rapperswil Castle
Rapperswil Castle
Rapperswil-Hurden Wooden bridge
Rapperswil-Hurden Wooden bridge
Seebrücke Rapperswil–Hurden
Seebrücke Rapperswil–Hurden
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Swimming

Swimming pool Engelburg in Rikon
Swimming pool Engelburg in Rikon
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization