897 Limmat-Uferweg
897 Limmat-Uferweg

Hiking

Limmat-Uferweg

Limmat-Uferweg

Zürich, Hardturm–Zürich, Hardturm

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Limmat-Uferweg

Limmat-Uferweg

The circular route from Zürich Höngg alongside the River Limmat soon leaves the city surroundings for a peaceful natural world. The route leads alongside the water, over the Werdinsel and past the Kloster Fahr (monastery) Relaxation can sometimes be close enough to touch.
The tour starts in Zürich Höngg and soon leads through shady woodland and on through the public bathing complex. You reach the River Limmat at the very start and follow the route alongside the rushing water. Surrounded by rich riverside vegetation, gnarled trees and the lush green meadows and fields in the background, you feel far away from busy city life.

One very popular spot is the Werdinsel which attracts many bathers in summer. The Fahr Benedictine Monastery is also well worth a visit, nestling quietly beside the water. The route repeatedly offers extensive views of unspoilt nature with many species of plants, wide fields and lush meadows. At Unterengstringen you cross over a bridge to the other side of the river.

The route now travels in the opposite direction to the flow of the Limmat. From Schönenwerd back to Zürich Höngg you once more travel along a striking river bank and can enjoy the murmuring of the water and the peaceful surroundings. There are plenty of places to rest or bathe along the way, to make your outing even better.
The circular route from Zürich Höngg alongside the River Limmat soon leaves the city surroundings for a peaceful natural world. The route leads alongside the water, over the Werdinsel and past the Kloster Fahr (monastery) Relaxation can sometimes be close enough to touch.
The tour starts in Zürich Höngg and soon leads through shady woodland and on through the public bathing complex. You reach the River Limmat at the very start and follow the route alongside the rushing water. Surrounded by rich riverside vegetation, gnarled trees and the lush green meadows and fields in the background, you feel far away from busy city life.

One very popular spot is the Werdinsel which attracts many bathers in summer. The Fahr Benedictine Monastery is also well worth a visit, nestling quietly beside the water. The route repeatedly offers extensive views of unspoilt nature with many species of plants, wide fields and lush meadows. At Unterengstringen you cross over a bridge to the other side of the river.

The route now travels in the opposite direction to the flow of the Limmat. From Schönenwerd back to Zürich Höngg you once more travel along a striking river bank and can enjoy the murmuring of the water and the peaceful surroundings. There are plenty of places to rest or bathe along the way, to make your outing even better.
16 km | 1 Stage
10 m | 10 m
3 h 45 min
medium (for wheelchair users) | difficult (for wheelchair users)

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

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

Arrival / return travel Zürich Hardturm
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free travel / public transport
Low-floor trams travel from the stops at Zürich Hauptbahnhof Bahnhofsplatz / Bahnhofsquai, (Route 17 direction Werdhölzli). You must contact the tram driver as the platforms at the Zürich Hauptbahnhof Bahnhofsquai and Zürich Hardturm tram stops have not been adapted and he will assist you with a folding ramp. The platform at the Zürich Hauptbahnhof Bahnhofplatz tram stop has been adapted and level access to the tram is possible.
Wheelchair-suitable parking spaces
There are numerous parking spaces for wheelchair users at Hauptbahnhof Zürich (main railway station and support station). There are also two parking spaces for wheelchair users at Glanzenberg railway station.

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km0 - km5,8
km0 - km5,8
The first 100m from the tram stop to the bridge are surfaced. The rest of the first part of the route is on an easily negotiable gravel path. After leaving the Werdinsel at km1.9, you travel over an approx. 400m section of forest floor, in parts crossed by tree roots. The route is mostly level. After the Werdinsel, at km1.9 and km2.0 are two 10m uphill sections with 7% and 9% gradients. After passing under the bridge, at km2.5 you meet a 10m downhill section followed by a 10m uphill section, both with a 6% gradient. At the bridge at km4.1 is a 20m uphill section with a 7% gradient.
Restaurant Turbinenhaus
Restaurant Turbinenhaus
At km0.2, directly after the bridge at the Zürich Hardturm tram stop is the Restaurant Turbinenhaus on the banks of the River Limmat. It has level access and a wheelchair-accessible toilet. WC info: door width 77cm; movement area (DxB) 220x90cm; seat height 45cm; hand grips, left moveable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 100cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Restaurant Turbinenhaus
Am Wasser 55
8049 Zürich-Höngg
Tel. +41 (0)43 311 58 08
www.restaurant-turbinenhaus.ch
WC Garden restaurant Werdinsel lido
WC Garden restaurant Werdinsel lido
On the Werdinsel, at km1.5, you pass the garden restaurant of the open-air swimming facility The terrace is also accessible. Next to the bar is a wheelchair-accessible toilet which also acts as a changing cabin and shower for disabled bathers. The key must be requested at the cash desk. WC info: door width 87cm; movement area (DxB): 180x110cm; seat height 45cm; hand grips, left moveable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 90cm; washbasin underside clearance 60cm. Open May - September: 09.00 - 11.00 in all weathers. 11.00 - 20.00. Longer or shorter opening times (11.00 - 20.00) according to weather. The bathing facility is closed in bad weather.
Gartenbeiz Badi Werdinsel
Werdinsel
8049 Zürich-Höngg
www.werdinsel.com/
Wheelchair-accessible public WC Werdinsel
Wheelchair-accessible public WC Werdinsel
There is a wheelchair-accessible public toilet at km1.8 just before you leave the Werdinsel. WC info: door width 85cm; movement area (DxB): 130x90cm; seat height 50cm; hand grips, left none, right fixed; access left; no mirror; washbasin underside clearance 65cm.
Alighting option Unterengstringen, Eckstein
You can exit the tour at km5.2 where you reach the Unterengstringen, Eckstein bus stop via a 30m long ramp with a 10% gradient. From here, low-floor buses (Route 302) travel to Urdorf Weihermat railway station, where you take the S-Bahn train (S 15) to Zürich Hauptbahnhof (main railway station and support station). Boarding and alighting is level.
Restaurant Zu den zwei Raben
Restaurant Zu den zwei Raben
At km5.8 the route leads directly past the Restaurant Zu den zwei Raben, which belongs to the monastery. The terrace and guest rooms are accessible but the restaurant has no wheelchair-accessible toilet.
Restaurant Zu den zwei Raben
8109 Kloster Fahr
Tel. +41 (0)44 750 01 01
restaurant@kloster-fahr.ch
http://www.kloster-fahr.ch/
km5.8 - km8.1
km5.8 - km8.1
From the Kloster Fahr (monastery) the route is surfaced for 400m to km6.3. At km6.3 you can follow the signposted hiking path but will have to master an 8cm step and 200m of uneven forest floor. The alternative is to follow the road as far as the motorway bridge at km6.7, where you reach a gravel path. At km7.7 you cross the footbridge to the path on the other side of the Limmat and follow this in the opposite direction to the flow of the river. The motorway bridge at km6.7 and railway bridge at km7.0 both have 15m uphill and downhill sections with an 8% gradient. The footbridge at km7.7 has a 4cm step at the beginning and end. At km7.9 you turn right and reach the main road over a 30m uphill section with a 12% gradient. From here, a 40m section with a 9% gradient takes you to Glanzenberg railway station.
Option of joining/leaving route
Glanzenberg railway station boarding and alighting is possible with level access.
Glanzenberg railway station
Glanzenberg railway station
Glanzenberg railway station has a wheelchair-accessible Eurokey toilet. WC info: door width 80cm; movement area (DxB) 210x95cm; seat height 40cm; hand grips, left moveable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 100cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Bahnhof Glanzenberg
8953 Dietikon
km8.1 - km15.7
km8.1 - km15.7
From Glanzenberg railway station you return to the route via a 40m uphill section with a 9% gradient followed by a 30m downhill section with a 12% gradient. The rest of the route is mostly on an easily negotiable gravel path. At km8.3 you meet 800m of uneven and unsurfaced ground and 600m of the same is found at km13.3. The level crossing at km9.1 has 5m uphill and downhill sections, both with a 10% gradient. Then follows a 20m section with a 7% gradient at km9.4 and at km10.7 a 20m uphill section with a 6% gradient. In Schlieren at km11.8 are uphill and downhill sections, both 15m long with a 7% gradient. To pass under the motorway bridge at km12.6, you have to master a 10m downhill section with a 10% gradient followed by a 20m uphill section with a 6% gradient. At the bridge on the Werdinsel at km13.9, are 30m uphill and downhill sections, both with a 6% gradient.
Alighting option Unterengstringen, Langwisen
There is another option to leave the tour at the bridge at km10.8, where you reach the Unterengstringen Langwisen bus stop via a ramp. From here, you take the low-floor bus (Route 302) to the Urdorf Weihermat railway station and then the S-Bahn train (S 15) back to Zürich Hauptbahnhof (main railway station and support station). Boarding and alighting is level.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Zürich Hardturm
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free return journey / public transport
Low-floor trams (Route 17) travel from the Zürich Hardturm tram stop to Zürich Hauptbahnhof (main railway station and support station). You must contact the tram driver as the platform at the Zürich Hardturm tram stop has not been adapted and he will assist you with a folding ramp. The platform at the Zürich Hauptbahnhof Bahnhofplatz tram stop has been adapted and it is possible to board the tram independently.

Contact

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

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Accommodation

Hotel Züri by Fassbind
Hotel Züri by Fassbind
Zürich
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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