Winter hiking tour from Einsiedeln to the High Moor

Segelclcub Sihlsee: Sihlsee

Segelclcub Sihlsee: Sihlsee

Einsiedeln: Klosterplatz

Einsiedeln: Klosterplatz

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Einsiedeln Railway Station
End of tour: Rothenturm Railway Station
Access starting point: Train to Einsiedeln
Access point of arrival: Train from Rothenturm
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Hiking time: 2 h 30 min.
Length: 9 km
Gastronomy: Restaurants in Einsiedeln, Schlüssel, Dritte Altmatt and Rothenthurm


The gently rolling hills exude serenity and tranquility. This is a paradise for visitors seeking seeking rest and recreation. The winter hiking tour takes you from Einsiedeln’s busy railway station to the hilly ridge of Rothenthurm’s High Moor. High up on the Chatzenstrick the fantastic panorama of the Alps of Central Switzerland spreads before your eyes. An easy descent takes you down to the Dritte Altmatt, where a level path leads through the snow-covered High Moor to Rothenthurm.

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Einsiedeln - Chatzenstrick - Dritte Altmatt (Third Altmatt) - Rothenthurm

From the train station, take the hiking trail leading to Chatzenstrick. On the Chatzenstrick Mountain take the trail in the direction of Dritte Altmatt (Third Atlmatt) From Restaurant Schlüssel hike straight ahead. At Dritte Altmatt Station cross the road and rail tracks and follow the hiking trail leading to Rothenthurm. Then walk the well-groomed winter hiking trail through the High Moor to Rothenthurm. Rothenthurm Railway Station.

The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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