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WanderWunder Schwyz: Round Hike Moorland Rothenthurm

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    Photo: Manuela Gili, Schwyz Tourismus
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    Photo: Manuela Gili, Schwyz Tourismus
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    Photo: Manuela Gili, Schwyz Tourismus
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    Photo: Manuela Gili, Schwyz Tourismus
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    Photo: Manuela Gili, Schwyz Tourismus
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m 1200 1100 1000 900 10 8 6 4 2 km Rothenthurm Tourismus Rothenthurm, Altmatt Bahnhof Rothenthurm Rothenthurm Tourismus Café Turm Restaurant Steinstoss-Stubli Café Turm Restaurant Schäfli Altmatt Rothenthurm, Distel
Rothenthurm is a diverse area in every season. However, the colours of Switzerland's largest continuous upland moorland shine most beautifully in autumn.
easy
10.2 km
2:34 h
39 m
39 m
Until the 1940s, peat extraction in the Rothenthurm bog was a flourishing industry. Peat cutting edges and peat huts are a reminder of this time. Today, the 1100-hectare moorland is a protected area, so that you can discover rare natural beauty on a hike. The circular hike is practically flat and is also suitable for families.Along the way you will encounter specialized plant species that can only survive in wetlands, such as cotton grass or cranberries. In the area between Bubrugg and Bibersteg, the Biber stream winds its way freely through the landscape in large sweeps. Such natural streams have become rare in Switzerland.Anyone wishing to take a break in between to admire the colourful mats and surrounding hills in peace and quiet can stop at the Steinstossstübli. The village of Rothenthurm, the starting and finishing point, also offers various catering facilities.

 

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The easy hike in the high valley of the river Beaver is often above the autumn fog line.
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Schwyzer Wanderwege
Updated: May 31, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
927 m
Lowest point
892 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Schäfli
Restaurant Steinstoss-Stubli
Café Turm

Start

Railwaystation Rothenthurm (922 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'693'821E 1'217'925N
DD
47.105680, 8.674690
DMS
47°06'20.4"N 8°40'28.9"E
UTM
32T 475316 5216959
w3w 
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Destination

Railwaystation Rothenthurm

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Mit dem Zug zum Bahnhof Rothenthurm.

Getting there

Rothenthurm liegt an der H8 zwischen Pfäffikon und Schwyz.

Parking

Parkplätze beim Gemeindehaus, bei der MPS und beim Bahnhof.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'693'821E 1'217'925N
DD
47.105680, 8.674690
DMS
47°06'20.4"N 8°40'28.9"E
UTM
32T 475316 5216959
w3w 
///preheated.maybe.scoots
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
10.2 km
Duration
2:34 h
Ascent
39 m
Descent
39 m
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