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Lake Sihl panoramic path

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  • St. Gangulf Kapelle
    / St. Gangulf Kapelle
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Herbst Schwantenau
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  • / Nebelstimmung am Sihlsee
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Herbst Sihlsee
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Sihlsee
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Herbst Sihlsee
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  • / Schwantenau
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  • / Galgenchappeli
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m 950 900 850 8 6 4 2 km Einsiedeln, Klosterplatz Bahnhof Einsiedeln Kloster Einsiedeln Tourist Office Einsiedeln Einsiedeln, Klosterplatz Strandweg, Birchli
This thematic trail with nine interpretation panels offers a wealth of information on the region and the contrasts between then and now.
easy
Distance 9.4 km
2:34 h
146 m
147 m
This round walk starts at the Adlermättli information panel in front of Einsiedeln monastery, leads through the old stables and up to the statue of St. Benedict with its delightful views of the monastery grounds. You then head gently upwards towards "Birchli". The view on the saddle opens on both sides, over the village and over Lake Sihl with the Alps in the background. Here a short excursion to the Vogelherd vantage point is worthwhile. The path now leads down to left of the lake until shortly before the Hüendermatt dam. You then follow the lake past the Segelplatz marina to the Roblosen lido, then left towards Hirzenstein. You return via the woodland path - Galgenchappeli - Alte Etzelstrasse - Horgenberg to the monastery.

Author’s recommendation

  • Einsiedeln Monastery
  • Goldapfel gingerbread museum
  • Bethlehem Diorama
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Schwyz Tourismus 
Update: September 14, 2021
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
966 m
Lowest point
877 m
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Tips and hints

Region Einsiedeln-Ybrig-Zürichsee: www.eyz.swiss

Kloster Einsiedeln: www.kloster-einsiedeln.ch

Goldapfel Lebkuchenmuseum: www.goldapfel.ch

Diorama Bethlehem: www.diorama.ch

 

Start

Einsiedeln (892 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'699'464E 1'220'361N
DD
47.126766, 8.749545
DMS
47°07'36.4"N 8°44'58.4"E
UTM
32T 481004 5219281
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Destination

Einsiedeln

Turn-by-turn directions

Einsiedeln - Vogelherd - Birchli - Roblosen lido - Einsiedeln

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and Südostbahn Railway (SOB) provide a half-hourly service between Zurich and Einsiedeln. The SOB's "Voralpen-Express" on the Romanshorn – Lucerne line provides an hourly service to Einsiedeln from Lucerne and eastern Switzerland.

Getting there

Einsiedeln is  40 km from Zurich and 55 km from Lucerne. If arriving on the A3 Zurich – Chur motorway, Einsiedeln is 15 minutes' drive from the Richterswil and Schindellegi exits.

Parking

Brüel AG and MM Center Einsiedeln multi-storey car parks, plus numerous other fee-paying car parks.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'699'464E 1'220'361N
DD
47.126766, 8.749545
DMS
47°07'36.4"N 8°44'58.4"E
UTM
32T 481004 5219281
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Questions and answers

Question from Dan Ernst Mühlemann · February 27, 2021 · Community
Wo hat es Restaurant
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Answered by Irmgard Gehrig  · February 27, 2021 · Community
Leider nur in der Badi (oder in Einsiedeln selber).

Rating

3.7
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Marc Wyss 
October 31, 2020 · Community
Längere Wegstrecken auf befahrenen Strassen oder direkt der Strasse entlang. Auch sonst fand ich persönlich die Stecke nicht berauschend.
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Irmgard Gehrig 
July 25, 2020 · Community
Sehr schön! Abzug gibts einzig für den vielen Verkehr. Unter der Woche wahrscheinlich besser.
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When did you do this route? July 25, 2020
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9.4 km
Duration
2:34 h
Ascent
146 m
Descent
147 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Family-friendly Botanical highlights

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