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Rapperswil-Hurden wooden walkway

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  • Attractive wooden walkway in the evening
    / Attractive wooden walkway in the evening
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  • / Protected natural area
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  • / Wooden walkway with Heilighüsli and castle
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  • / Wooden walkway with the castle of Rapperswil
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  • / Hurden
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  • / Brückenkapelle Heilig Hüsli.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Holzbrücke Rapperswil–Hurden.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Holzsteg Zürichsee
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus
m 800 700 600 500 2,0 1,8 1,6 1,4 1,2 1,0 0,8 0,6 0,4 0,2 km Rapperswil SG, Bahnhof Süd Brückenkapelle Heilig Hüsli Holzbrücke Rapperswil-Hurden Restaurant Adler Holzbrücke Rapperswil–Hurden Hurden Holzsteg Zürichsee Restaurant Adler Rapperswil SG, Bahnhof
Auf geschichtsträchtigen Pfaden von Rapperswil nach Hurden. Diese Seeüberquerung besteht seit Jahrhunderten. 
easy
2 km
0:30 h
7 m
7 m
This walk starts at the Rapperswil railway station. Go through the railway underpass and a few minutes later you'll already be at the beginning of the attractive wooden walkway. The filigree wooden construction is perfect for observing the rich flora and fauna in this protected natural area. The late Gothic chapel of Unsere Liebe Frau is the terminus of this half-hour walk.

This region was not unknown to the many travelers from the north who knew Lake Zurich and Rapperswil as a stop on their way to Santiago de Compostela, on the route of St. James. A rickety, torturous wooden bridge with loose boards helped them across the lake. Since the 19th century a dam with a road has allowed the traveler to cross at the narrowest point between Rapperswil and Hurden. But the wooden bridge has not been forgotten, and in April 2001 a 841 meter long modern wooden walkway was opened on the site of the old footbridge. Walking across it is an adventure, as one finds oneself in the middle of the lake and at the same time feels solidly connected with both shores. On the Rappeerswil shore the little pilgrims' park is an inviting place to stop and picnic.

See also
Zürichsee Tourismus
CH-8640 Rapperswil
Tel: +41 (0)55 220 57 57
E-Mail: zuerichsee@zuerich.com
Internet: www.zuerich.com

Author’s recommendation

Ein Besuch der spätgotischen Kappelle in Hurden ist sehr lohnenswert.  
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Updated: April 15, 2020
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
415 m
Lowest point
406 m
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Start

Rapperswil, station (407 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'704'413E 1'231'269N
DD
47.224098, 8.817286
DMS
47°13'26.8"N 8°49'02.2"E
UTM
32T 486167 5230084
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Destination

Hurden, Bahnhof

Turn-by-turn directions

Rapperswil - Hurden - Stn. Hurden

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Mit dem ÖV zum Bahnhof in Rapperswil.

Getting there

Viele Wege führen nach Rapperswil. Entweder über den Seedamm, von Jona her über die Neue Jonastrasse oder ab der A53 via Rüti- und Zürcherstrasse zum Ausgangspunkt.

Parking

Beim Bahnhof in Rapperswil stehen ausreichend Parkplätze zur Verfügung.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'704'413E 1'231'269N
DD
47.224098, 8.817286
DMS
47°13'26.8"N 8°49'02.2"E
UTM
32T 486167 5230084
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Leichter Wanderrucksack mit Proviant und Wetterschutz-Bekleidung, gutes Schuhwerk, Sonnenbrille und -crème.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2 km
Duration
0:30 h
Ascent
7 m
Descent
7 m
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