Winter hiking tour from Einsiedeln to the High Moor

Sihlsee nahe Staumauer Einsiedeln

Sihlsee nahe Staumauer Einsiedeln

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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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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