Heiden - Halten - "Five-country-vista" - Rorschach


Heiden AR: Rorschach - Bodensee

Heiden AR: Rorschach - Bodensee

Heiden AR: Hotel - mit Blick über den Bodensee

Heiden AR: Hotel - mit Blick über den Bodensee

On this hiking tour you will experience Appenzellerland and the Lake Constance Region in all its splendor. The lush green vegetation of the fragrant Alpine meadows alternates with the deep blue of the omnipresent Lake Constance. This mixture of green land and blue lake defines the panorama of this interesting mountain hike.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Heiden Train Station
Access starting point: By train or car
Point of arrival: Rorschach Hafen (Harbor) Train Station
Hiking time: 4 h
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Difficulty: easy
Difference in elevation: 615 m
Culmination point: 1013 m
Season: May - November
Gastronomy: Heiden, Halten, Rossbüchel, Rorschach
Overnight: Heiden, Rorschach
Literature: Hiking Map Arbon 1:50'000


Heiden – Kaienspitz- Halten – Fürschwendi – Rossbüchel – Fünfländerblick – Rorschacherberg – Rorschach Hafen

The hiking tour leads past typical farmsteads to the five-country vantage point. A sign points out the five regions in neighboring countries that can be seen from here: Switzerland, Vorarlberg, Bavaria, Baden and Württemberg. But the most beautiful vista is the unique view of Lake Constance lying deep down below.

Enjoy an Appenzell specialty at the start of you hike in Heiden, or take along a sweet treat for a picnic!

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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