On a tour to the Rhine River and to Thur


Forests, vineyards and farmland, meadows and sandstone rocks: Canton Zurich's wine region is colorful and varied.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Marthalen Train Station
Point of arrival:Marthalen Train Station
Access starting point:Ride to Marthalen by train from Wintherthur or Schaffhausen
Access point of arrival:Ride from Marthalen by train to Wintherthur or Schaffhausen
Physical fitness:medium difficulty
Hiking time:5h30
Length:23.3 km
Season:all year


Marthalen – Radhof – Rheinau – monastery – Ellikon – Hummenberg – Marthalen

From Marthalen the hiking tour leads to the Radhof and then through the forest to Rheinau. The monastery church is situated on an island in the river loop. Hiking down along the river you will reach the former fishing village of Ellikon, where the straight course of the river Thur reaches its first bend. The trail now leads up through the vineyard to the Hummenberg vantage point and finally back to Marthalen.

The baroque church of the Rheinau monastery and the covered wooden bridge at Schwaderloch are prominent architectural attractions. The pastures near Thurspitz at the confluence of Thur and Rhine is a nature reserve of national importance. The ferryboat at Ellikon allows a detour into Germany.

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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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