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Hirzel

Hirzel

Hirzel with the view to the lake Zurich

Hirzel with the view to the lake Zurich

Tour description

Leaving the Wädenswil railway station, we stroll through the attractive village center, and then go gradually uphill and then more steeply to Rötibodenholz, where we cross under the limited-access highway. After passing through the Waggital, Aahalden and Mugeren, we find the Schlieregg picnic area just the place to relax and enjoy the view. From there the charming village of Hirzel is not far. Key words for Hirzel: Johanna Spyri, Meta Heusser and the Doktorhaus. One can learn more about the author of «Heidi» in the town museum, the former schoolhouse. And now comes the highest point of the hike, at 755 m, shortly after Vorderen Höhe. We make a sharp turn in Hirzel-Höhi and pass around the Chruzelenmoss nature preserve, cross (careful!) the heavily traveled highway over the Hirzel and start down to the Aamüli. The hiking trail leading through Fuchsenbüel is only a few years old, and soon we see the many buildings of Au-Wädenswil. Our hike ends at the Au railway station.


Variants

Alternative A: if you have time, the Au peninsula is well worth seeing. Walk up to the country restaurant and down to the boat station, through the romantic woods along the lake to the Schlossgut Au and along the Ausee back to the railway station (Time: ca. 40 min.)


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Places along the route: Wädenswil - Waggital - Aahalden - Mugeren - Schlieregg - Hirzel - Aamüli - Fuchsenbüel - Steinacher - Au


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Tour history (B01086)

First published: Freitag, 29. Februar 2008

Last updated: Mittwoch, 15. Januar 2014

Tour published by: Presented by www.zuerich.com

Tour characteristics

Distance: 14 km | Time requirement: 3¾ h
Ascent: 547 m | Descent: 547 m
Highest point: 757 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