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The Zürichsee-Weg (Lake Zurich trail): Stage 8 Stäfa to Meilen

Explore the foothills of the Pfannenstiel complete with vineyards and forests.

Hiking Easy

11 km
249 m
300 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
422 m
High Point
586 m
The Zürichsee-Weg (Lake Zurich trail): Stage 8 Stäfa to Meilen 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.


Following on from the previous stage of the Lake Zurich Trail, stage 8 takes you further up into the foothills of the Pfannenstiel. You will wind through vineyards and climb through forests and pastures until you hit Meilemer Tobel. Throughout the hike, you can enjoy the contrast between the views of the sprawling city of Zurich below and the thriving nature that surrounds you.

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
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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