Wädenswil - Hirzel - Au

An easy hike through historical villages and charming Swiss countryside.

Hiking Easy

Distance
14 km
Ascent
544 m
Descent
544 m
Duration
3-4 hrs
Low Point
408 m
High Point
756 m
Gradient
Wädenswil - Hirzel - Au Map

From the Wädenswil railway station head uphill to Rötibodenholz and on to Waggital, Aahalden and Mugeren before coming to a nice picnic spot with excellent views of the surrounding rolling hills. From there continue to Hirzel where you can visit the museum house of Johanna Spyri, the author of Heidi. Climb steeply out of the village and continue on to the Chruzelenmoss nature preserve and onwards to Aamüli until finally you reach Au railway station, the end point of the hike.

Description

Difficulty

Easy

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.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Wildlife
  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers

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