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Winter hiking

Carl-Zuckmayer-Winterwanderweg

Saas-Fee, Obere Wildi–Haus Vogelweid–Bärufalla–Mälchbodu–Rest. Alpenblick–Haus Vogelweidd–Saas-Fee, Obere Wildi

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Carl-Zuckmayer-Winterwanderweg

This path was laid out in honour of the writer Carl Zuckmayer, and it recalls the man who was once Saas-Fee's most famous resident. The hike takes you through the forests above this mountain village, interspersed with many clearings.
Carl Zuckmayer worked as a dramatist at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin at the same time as Bertolt Brecht, and he numbered among Germany's best-known writers at that time. However, his works were gradually forgotten after his death in 1977. One reason for this may be that Zuckmayer retreated here in 1957 after he fled the Nazi regime in 1933 to seek exile in the USA: he lived in the "Haus Vogelweide" on the outskirts of Saas-Fee village. He spent his last years here until his death and burial in Saas-Fee in 1977.

Laid out in the playwright's honour, the Carl Zuckmayer winter hiking trail is a circular route through the forests above the mountain village. It starts at Haus Vogelweide in the Wildi district of the village, and ascends gently along a marked path through dense forest. At the Bärufalla forest clearing with its two stables, the path veers back towards Saas Fee.

There is a continuous gentle ascent through the Schliechtuwald forest, past Melchbode clearing, until you reach the hike's highest point at the Café Alpenblick. The café's spacious sun terrace is an inviting spot for a break. From here, the trail zig-zags back down through the Haltuwald forest, but the gradient is not very steep. Further down, the forest of fir and larch trees opens up to give you clear views of the village of Saas-Fee. Over flat terrain along the edge of the village, the route now returns you to your starting point at Zuckmayer's home, Haus Vogelweide.
This path was laid out in honour of the writer Carl Zuckmayer, and it recalls the man who was once Saas-Fee's most famous resident. The hike takes you through the forests above this mountain village, interspersed with many clearings.
Carl Zuckmayer worked as a dramatist at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin at the same time as Bertolt Brecht, and he numbered among Germany's best-known writers at that time. However, his works were gradually forgotten after his death in 1977. One reason for this may be that Zuckmayer retreated here in 1957 after he fled the Nazi regime in 1933 to seek exile in the USA: he lived in the "Haus Vogelweide" on the outskirts of Saas-Fee village. He spent his last years here until his death and burial in Saas-Fee in 1977.

Laid out in the playwright's honour, the Carl Zuckmayer winter hiking trail is a circular route through the forests above the mountain village. It starts at Haus Vogelweide in the Wildi district of the village, and ascends gently along a marked path through dense forest. At the Bärufalla forest clearing with its two stables, the path veers back towards Saas Fee.

There is a continuous gentle ascent through the Schliechtuwald forest, past Melchbode clearing, until you reach the hike's highest point at the Café Alpenblick. The café's spacious sun terrace is an inviting spot for a break. From here, the trail zig-zags back down through the Haltuwald forest, but the gradient is not very steep. Further down, the forest of fir and larch trees opens up to give you clear views of the village of Saas-Fee. Over flat terrain along the edge of the village, the route now returns you to your starting point at Zuckmayer's home, Haus Vogelweide.
5 km | 1 Stage
260 m | 260 m
1 h 55 min
medium

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Arrival / return travel Saas-Fee, Obere Wildi
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Winter season
The winter season generally lasts from 15th of December to 15th of April.
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Arrival / return travel Saas-Fee, Obere Wildi
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3906 Saas-Fee
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