Zürich Oberland: Industrial theme trail


An interesting Swiss teaching trail is found right at the doorstep of Zurich. The "Industrial Trail Zürich Oberland" leads on a 30-kilometer tour (hiking the tour in several stages is easily done) - past a plethora of industrial plants from the early stages of industrialization, including the recently opened Textile Machinery Museum in Neuthal.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Bauma Train Station
Access starting point:By train or car
Point of arrival:Kempten (Wetzikon) Train Station
Hiking time:4h
Physical fitness:medium difficulty
Difficulty:medium difficulty
Difference in elevation:80 m
Culmination point:638 m
Season:March through November
Gastronomy:In all villages
Accommodation:Bauma, Wetzikon
Literature: Documentation and Information:
TRZO c/o Schifffahrts-Genossenschaft Greifensee
Postfach 17 CH-8124 Maur
Tel. 01 980 02 16 / Fax 01 980 05 66


Nearly 30 kilomoters of hiking trails, marked with the yellow WW-Sign "INDUSTRIELEHRPFAD", link important sites of the technological and industrial history from Lake Greifen to the Tösstal valley.
The sites on the industrial hiking trail can be visited individually; signs at several points state the most important dates; guided tours of the individual sections, and at individual sites, give a plethora of information about technical details, habits, lifestyle and the economic situation of the population of those times.

Tour Overview

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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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