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Short Walks in Aargau


Eggaecher 16
8907 Wettswil
Tel: 043 3440094

Short Walks in Aargau is an English speaking hiking group proposing easy hikes and walks in the Zurich and Baden (AG) areas.  Join in if you like to walk, in good company. The websit presents  a wide selection of easy hikes together with a picture gallery and  maps.
Short Walks in Aargau is an Interest Group of ZIWA (Zurich International Women's Association).

posted: 30.11.06


Park at the top of this mountain and walk either direction on the ridge. Walk to the southeast and you'll find a huge wooden tower which you can climb up for great views to Zurich and Zug. Walk to the northwest and you' ll come to Buchenegg with several restaurants. See Skiiing/Sledding. All seasons.

Tel: (055) 284-1331
Info: (055) 284-6434

Hours: May-Oct 9:00-17:00 Adults: Sfr 8.00 Children: Sfr 4.50 Great place to walk, hike with beautiful views, double chair lift up - giant slide down over streams, through tunnels, small zoo, playground, hotel restaurant. See Skiing/Sledding. All seasons.

8840 Einsiedeln

Beautiful walks around the 1000 year old Bendictine Abbey - a famous place of pilgrimage - and Baroque church with black Madonna, child friendly restaurants across from the church (Tulipan Bistro), Mini golf. See Skiing/Sledding. All seasons.


Hours: Everday until 21:00 Adults Sfr 7.00 roundtrip on cablecar Children Sfr 3.50 roundtrip on cablecar Take a small cablecar up to the top of this ridge from Adliswil for beautiful walks and views. Walk to the southeast and find a small playground and restaurant - walk even further and you'll come to the Buchenegg. Walk to the northwest and you'll eventually come to the Uetliberg. All seasons.


This lake is perfect for biking around (it's about 20 km - too far to walk with children). You can also rent rowboats, feed the ducks and enjoy eating at the café restaurant. All seasons.


Take gondola and cablecar from Kriens (Luzern) to top (7'000 ft) (abt Sfr 75.00) , great views and walks. Bobsled run down in carts with brakes. Sfr 7.00 per run and room for one adult and one child in each cart. See Skiing/Sledding. All seasons.

Tel: (041) 399-8787
SOS Rigi: (041) 855-0424
Weather on the Rigi (041) 399-8770

Great hikes from all sides. Access via cablecar from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm, access via cable car from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad or access via train from Arth- Goldau to Rigi Kulm. See Skiing/Sledding. All seasons.

Sihlwald Naturzentrum
Station Sihlwald
Tel: (01) 720-3885 (only valid from 21 Mar - 3 Nov, 2002)
Fax: (01) 720-3943
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Walk through the forest, visit the Nature Center with a wooden maze, question and answer boards (in German) all next to the Sihl River. Small shop and cafeteria (drinks and ice cream). Wild pigs exhibition about how they live. Admission for exhibitions adult Sfr 6.00, child Sfr 3.00, for family Sfr 14.00. Others areas are free. Always open. All seasons.


Access via funicular and cable cars (abt Sfr 75.00) to 3'050 meters. Restaurants on top as well as plenty of snow and beautiful views. On a clear day the Matterhorn, Jungfrau, Zurich and even Basel can be seen. See Skiing/Sledding. All seasons.


Take a train from Zurich's main train station to the top of the Uetliberg for great views and walks. There is a tower, a Planetary Walk and continue south and you'll come to the Felsenegg (Adliswil). Restaurant UTO KULM for good food. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). See Skiing/Sledding. All seasons.