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Züri Oberland-Höhenweg

Winterthur–Rapperswil
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The trail leads from Winterthur through a beautiful pre-Alpine hiking area with rugged valleys, lakes and ridges with wonderful views, crowned by the highest point in Canton Zurich, the Schnebelhorn, and on to Obersee at Rapperswil with its attractive old town.
The Tösstal region was created by the huge alluvial fan of the ancient Rhine, lifted during the formation of the Alps. Thus the landscape is dominated by the nagelfluh conglomerate with its loosely packed rock. The Tösstal streams cut countless rugged ravines into the loose rock.

The Züri-Oberland-Höhenweg is a hike through this densely forested, often seemingly mysterious, sprawling valley system. Sometimes the trail leads down next to the babbling waters, later almost without exception along summit ridges with fabulous views. At the boundary between Canton Zurich and Toggenburg, the route leads through one of Switzerland’s loveliest pre-Alpine hiking areas.

Along the ridge around Schnebelhorn, the highest of Zurich’s mountains, rows of bold beech trees stand as one. The individual character of the Tösstal countryside is also reflected in the nature of its inhabitants. They tend the rural and agricultural cultural assets in the middle of the canton with Switzerland’s strongest economy. This is also reflected in the inns along the way, where choice cuisine can be enjoyed in an easy-going atmosphere.
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Stages:
4
Length:
72 km
Requirements:
easy (hiking trail)
Conditions:
medium
Height difference:
Winterthur–Rapperswil: 3000 m
Rapperswil–Winterthur: 3000 m

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