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Blick auf den Walensee und die Linthebene

Blick auf den Walensee und die Linthebene

Alp Garadur

Alp Garadur

Au, in Richtung Walenstadt

Au, in Richtung Walenstadt

Kurz vor Quinten

Kurz vor Quinten



Filzbach, Blick auf Walensee und Churfirsten

Filzbach, Blick auf Walensee und Churfirsten

Blick auf den Walensee und die Linthebene

Blick auf den Walensee und die Linthebene

Alp Garadur

Alp Garadur

Tour description

The fjord-like Walensee and the steeply-rising Churfirsten form the centre point of this hike. Halfway along the route, you will be enticed by the car-free wine village of Quinten with its Mediterranean climate. A boat trip joins the two sections of this route.

of Walenstadt. Passing through the linden tree forest, you reach the Alp Garadur. Above you, the geologically interesting Churfirsten will grab your attention. As a result of a thrust fault, older layers of stone are located above newer ones here. After the descent through the woods, the path follows the edge of the lake to Quinten.

Quinten is also referred to as the Riviera of Eastern Switzerland. The area has an unusually mild climate due to its southern location and the fact that it is protected by almost-vertical mountains. It is not only grapes that grow here, but also figs, kiwifruits and other tropical fruits. You can enjoy an impressive view of the lake and mountains on a boat trip to Murg.

From Murg the path leads steadily upwards to Filzbach. Until 1851, it was only possible to get to Filzbach via a mule track, which parts of this route also follow. After this, the road over the Kerenzerberg was the only connection to Walenstadt, until the Walenseetrasse was opened in 1964. The end of the hike is reached in Weesen. A trip into the village with southern flair is worth the effort.


Variant A: The route comprises 2 sections, which are also ideal for day excursions (for example 1 day Walenstadt – Murg / 2 day Murg – Weesen).


Regular shipping traffic Quinten - Murg (throughout the whole year).

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Places along the route: Walenstadt - Garadur - Au - Quinten - Murg - Erggeli - Geissegg - Walenguflen - Obstalden - Rütegg - Filzbach - Lihn - Weesen


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Tour history (B02700)

First published: Montag, 15. Februar 2010

Last updated: Donnerstag, 16. Juli 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.heidiland.com

Tour characteristics

Distance: 24.1 km | Time requirement: 8 h
Ascent: 968 m | Descent: 967 m
Highest point: 846 m.a.s.l.

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Heidiland Tourismus AG
Infostelle Unterterzen
Walenseestrasse 18
CH-8882 Unterterzen
Tel: +41 (0)81 720 17 17
Fax: +41 (0)81 720 17 18
E-Mail: unterterzen@heidiland.com
Internet: www.heidiland.com

Schiffsbetrieb Walensee AG
Gostenstrasse 11
CH-8882 Unterterzen
Tel: +41 (0)81 720 34 34
Fax: +41 (0)81 720 34 36
E-Mail: info@walenseeschiff.ch
Internet: www.walenseeschiff.ch