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Footbridge at Pfäffikersee

Footbridge at Pfäffikersee





View to the mountains

View to the mountains



Tour description

The landscape in the triangle between Bubikon, Fehraltdorf and Gossau is slightly elevated and far enough away from the southernmost hills of the pre-alpine area that the residents of the Zurich Oberland can look over the Albis, Höhronen and Stöcklichrüz deep into the Alps. In spring, the many snow-covered jagged peaks on the horizon make up a spectacular contrast to the green surfaces and woods in the foreground. From Pfäffikon railway station, you walk along the path directly to the lake. A gravel trail brings you along the protected shore and into a marsh. Notable on your hike through this nearly unspoiled landscape are the rustic-romantic Seegräben beach, the picturesque village of Seegräben and the broad Robenhuserriet. As you traverse the Robenhuserriet, you can see the Rosinli, which you will climb at the end of your three-hour hike. In the past, the walk to the popular excursion restaurant took place mostly on side streets, but in 2008 the association of Zurich hiking trails constructed a new, sign-posted path. To be sure, upon leaving the Auslikon beach it continues through the not particularly attractive center of Kempten. But then it snakes along ravines and woods up to Wabig. The location of this unspoiled hamlet with its old farmhouses could not be more beautiful. You are at nearly 800 meters altitude, so you’ll see even more Alpine peaks. And even more spectacular is the view from the terrace of the Rosinli, a mountain restaurant. No fewer than 100 Alpine peaks can be seen between the Mürtschenstock (to the southeast) and the Pilatus (to the southwest). You’ll get an excellent view of the Eiger, Mönch and Finsteraahorn. One thing needs to be cleared up: to be sure, there are in the Zurich Oberland a great many unconventional names for towns, mountains and meadows: Türli, Neu York, Orn, Nübruch and so on. But even among these names, the Rosinli is special. How did it come about that a restaurant and a mountain acquired such a name? The answer: in the 60s the owner of the restaurant had a wife name Rosanna, and he named this place Rosinli in her honor.

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Places along the route: Pfäffikon ZH - Seegräben - Robenhuserriet - Kempten - Wagib - Rosinli - Adetswil


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Tour history (B02718)

First published: Donnerstag, 16. September 2010

Last updated: Mittwoch, 15. Januar 2014

Tour published by: Presented by www.zuerich.com

Tour characteristics

Distance: 12.2 km | Time requirement: 3½ h
Ascent: 307 m | Descent: 307 m
Highest point: 826 m.a.s.l.

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