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The Zürichsee-Weg (Lake Zurich trail): Stage 3 Horgen to Richterswil

Follow the lakeside for the whole of stage 3 of the Zürichsee-Weg.

Hiking Easy

12 km
83 m
80 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
403 m
High Point
427 m
The Zürichsee-Weg (Lake Zurich trail): Stage 3 Horgen to Richterswil  Map

The Zürichsee-Weg (Lake Zurich trail) is a wonderful way to explore Zurich’s glistening lake and its surrounding woodlands, streams, marshlands and historical gems. Come across castles with mountain backdrops, elegant villas with sandy beaches to take a dip and medieval villages to welcome you in for a pitstop on this epic 10 stage circular hike. Follow the signposts for Swiss Mobility 84 all the way around.


This part of the hike follows the lake shoreline from Horgener Springbrunnen to Richterswil, so take the chance for a dip in the crystal clear and clean lake! You will pass the Au Peninsula which has a castle, deer park, vineyards, and natural pond, all of which are open to the public.

Sources https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/wanderland/routes/route/etappe-01477.html https://www.zuerich.com/en/visit/sport/lake-zurich-circular-tour



Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between March and October


  • Wildlife
  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Water features

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