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Walensee - Tour

Hiking Trail · Ostschweiz/Liechtenstein
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  • Der fjordartige See und die imposanten Churfirsten
    / Der fjordartige See und die imposanten Churfirsten
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Das ehemalige Garnisonstädtchen Walenstadt mit Kirche
    Photo: Adrian Pfiffner, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Der charakterischtische Dorfbrunnen von Walenstadt
    Photo: Adrian Pfiffner, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Türkisblaues Juwel
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Der Walensee und die imposanten Churfirsten
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Nach der Kuppe beginnt der Abstieg nach Quinten
    Photo: Adrian Pfiffner, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Kurz vor dem Aufstieg nach Walenstadtberg
    Photo: Adrian Pfiffner, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Auf dem Wanderweg bei Garadur
    Photo: Adrian Pfiffner, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Auf dem Wanderweg kurz vor Quinten
    Photo: Dolores Rupa, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Unter Reben hindurch führt der Wanderweg
    Photo: Adrian Pfiffner, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Charakteristische Dorfansicht von Quinten
    Photo: Adrian Pfiffner, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Beim Hafen auf der anderen Seeseite in Murg
    Photo: Adrian Pfiffner, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Seepromenade in Murg
    Photo: Adrian Pfiffner, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Mystische Stimmung am Walensee
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Der Springbrunnen im Hafen von Weesen
    Photo: Adrian Pfiffner, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Auf dem Wanderweg am Kerenzerberg nach Filzbach
    Photo: Adrian Pfiffner, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Das Städtchen Weesen mit mediterranem Flair
    Photo: Adrian Pfiffner, Heidiland Tourismus AG
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The fjord-like lake Walen and the proud Churfirsten mountains characterise the landscape of this tour. A boat trip connects the two stages of this route.
difficult
26.7 km
8:25 h
918 m
922 m
The fjord-like Walensee and the steeply-rising Churfirsten form the centre point of this hike. Halfway along the route, you will be enticed by the car-free wine village of Quinten with its Mediterranean climate. A boat trip joins the two sections of this route.

of Walenstadt. Passing through the linden tree forest, you reach the Alp Garadur. Above you, the geologically interesting Churfirsten will grab your attention. As a result of a thrust fault, older layers of stone are located above newer ones here. After the descent through the woods, the path follows the edge of the lake to Quinten.

Quinten is also referred to as the Riviera of Eastern Switzerland. The area has an unusually mild climate due to its southern location and the fact that it is protected by almost-vertical mountains. It is not only grapes that grow here, but also figs, kiwifruits and other tropical fruits. You can enjoy an impressive view of the lake and mountains on a boat trip to Murg.

From Murg the path leads steadily upwards to Filzbach. Until 1851, it was only possible to get to Filzbach via a mule track, which parts of this route also follow. After this, the road over the Kerenzerberg was the only connection to Walenstadt, until the Walenseetrasse was opened in 1964. The end of the hike is reached in Weesen. A trip into the village with southern flair is worth the effort.

Note(s)
Regular shipping traffic Quinten - Murg (throughout the whole year).

See also
Heidiland Tourismus AG
Infostelle Unterterzen
Walenseestrasse 18
CH-8882 Unterterzen
Tel: +41 (0)81 720 17 17
Fax: +41 (0)81 720 17 18
E-Mail: unterterzen@heidiland.com
Internet: www.heidiland.com

Schiffsbetrieb Walensee AG
Gostenstrasse 11
CH-8882 Unterterzen
Tel: +41 (0)81 720 34 34
Fax: +41 (0)81 720 34 36
E-Mail: info@walenseeschiff.ch
Internet: www.walenseeschiff.ch

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Adrian Pfiffner 
Updated: April 08, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
843 m
Lowest point
419 m
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Rest Stop

Brasserie du Lac
Seehus Quinten
Hotel Restaurant Löwen
Hotel Restaurant Seehof

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Start

Walenstadt, railway station (426 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.119848, 9.312758
DMS
47°07'11.5"N 9°18'45.9"E
UTM
32T 523724 5218530
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Destination

Weesen, Post

Turn-by-turn directions

Walenstadt - Garadur - Au - Quinten - Murg - Erggeli - Geissegg - Walenguflen - Obstalden - Rütegg - Filzbach - Lihn - Weesen

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Public transport

Public transport friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
47.119848, 9.312758
DMS
47°07'11.5"N 9°18'45.9"E
UTM
32T 523724 5218530
w3w 
///tricky.shall.mentioned
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
26.7 km
Duration
8:25h
Ascent
918 m
Descent
922 m
Public transport friendly Refreshment stops available Point-to-point Scenic

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