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Along the Sihlsee

Along the Sihlsee

Romantic little houses and an idyllic landscape

Romantic little houses and an idyllic landscape

Landscape arount the Sihlsee

Landscape arount the Sihlsee



Teufelsbrücke - it leads across the Sihl

Teufelsbrücke - it leads across the Sihl

After the Luegete

After the Luegete

Eternity road between Uznach and Benken

Eternity road between Uznach and Benken

Tour description

Between Einsiedeln and Feusisberg, time seems to have stood still. Romantic little houses with walnut trees and a high moor determine the character of this landscape of gently rolling hills. Right in front of the Einsiedeln railway station one finds the red route sign pointing out the right direction. One passes the monastery after proceeding through the village and then reaches one of the two dams across the Sihlsee. The first to think that the water of the Sihl should be dammed and diverted in a new direction was Goethe. In 1797 he wrote in his diary that the waters of the Sihl should be diverted into the «lower regions». 140 years later his idea became reality. The dam now causes most of the water to flow to the Altendorf power plant. After leaving the Sihlsee behind, one comes to the Teufelsbrücke and the St. James route. There follows the only climb of the whole tour worth speaking of. Thereafter the route runs steeply downhill toward Schindellegi, branching after Feusisberg however to Luegete. Here one can admire almost the whole banana-shaped lake. After passing through the railway underpass near the lower part of Pfäffikon, one arrives at the path along the lake, following it through Hurden and across the wooden bridge. Passing by the Rapperswil college, it continues in the direction of Wurmsbach. Soon one reaches the little village of Bollingen, and then, still along the water, one reaches Schmerikon. One rides on through pastures in the direction of Schänis, where one finds oneself beside the Linth canal. One follows the canal to the route’s terminus in Weesen.

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Places along the route: Einsiedeln - Willerzell - Egg - St.Meinrad - Feusisberg - Pfäffikon - Hurden - Rapperswil - Bolligen - Schmerikon - Uznach - Schänis - Ziegelbrücke - Weesen


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Tour history (B01113)

First published: Freitag, 29. Februar 2008

Last updated: Freitag, 17. Januar 2014

Tour published by: Presented by www.zuerich.com

Tour characteristics

Distance: 56.7 km | Time requirement: 4 h
Ascent: 301 m | Descent: 301 m
Highest point: 973 m.a.s.l.

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See also

Zürichsee Tourismus
CH-8640 Rapperswil
Tel: +41 (0)55 220 57 57
E-Mail: zuerichsee@zuerich.com
Internet: www.zuerich.com

Einsiedeln Tourismus
CH-8840 Einsiedeln
Telefon: +41 (0)55 418 44 88
E-Mail: info@einsiedeln-tourismus.ch
Internet: www.einsiedeln-tourismus.ch

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