Day Trip: Zürich Oberland
Some Impressions of the Zürich Oberland:
At 1,292 m above sea level, the Schnebelhorn is the highest peak in Canton Zurich and definitely worth a visit.
The region with the longest hiking season in Switzerland is a paradise for everyone who likes to be out and about in the nature – and in fall, usually above the fog line.
The Zürich Oberland is also a popular excursion destination in winter, whether for cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, or winter hiking.
Be sure to sample the regional specialties from the Zürich Oberland.
The Bachtel mountain is particularly known for its tower. Those who climb the 166 steps to the platform are rewarded with a superb view of the Alps and Lake Zurich.
The region impresses with its hilly areas and lake landscapes. An excursion to the village of Grüningen or to the Pfäffikersee lake is particularly recommended.
Wonderful hilly landscapes
The hilly, forested Zürich Oberland is a popular recreation area and is particularly suitable for hiking. The Sternenberg region and the Hörnli are easily accessible all year round and thus a paradise for hikers who in spring do not want to wait until the snow has melted at higher altitudes. Good, sturdy footwear is a must all year round!
It is recommended to travel there by public transportation, as parking spaces are always in short supply.
A Variety of Experiences:
- Hiking (medium) Bauma–Hörnli–Steg
- Hiking (difficult) Atzmännig–Schnebelhorn–Bauma
- Refreshments at the Berggasthaus Hörnli
- Giant scooters can be hired at the mountain guesthouse for a speedy decent into the valley
The region is ideal for sports activities, as well as varied day trips. Whether by bike in summer, on cross-country skis in winter, or on foot at any time of year: there is always plenty to experience!
Sporty Ideas for Outdoors:
- Cycling along the Heart Route (Wattwil–Rapperswil)
- Guided Excursions: Adventure Trails
- Inline skating around the Greifensee
- Tobogganing in the region
- Trend sport cross-country skiing
Believe it or not, in bygone days countless spindles spun round in this picturesque region – in the spinning mill of the famous entrepreneur, Adolf Guyer-Zeller. Two centuries later, Museum Neuthal Textil- & Industriekultur offers a fascinating insight into hydropower and weaving.
To complete the experience, visitors can dine in the former factory halls of the Neue Spinnerei in Aathal or in the Bleichibeiz in Wald.