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Hiking Bliss in Eastern Switzerland

As one of the seven Churfirsten peaks, the Chäserrugg attracts large numbers of hikers every year with breathtaking views at 2262m in altitude. The summit building impresses with its unique architecture and genuine specialities.

Hiking bliss just an hour’s drive from Zurich: the Chäserrugg offers exciting routes set in a unique natural landscape. Stunning views and local delicacies await visitors on reaching the summit.

Culinary treats at lofty heights

The newly designed summit station is a treat for the eye and the palate. Architects Herzog & de Meuron reconciled traditional elements with functionality and aesthetics. One need not fear kitschy “alpine chic“ here. When it comes to food, the restaurant’s cuisine is appropriately traditional: inspired by local specialities, the dishes served are of the highest quality.

Effortless ascent to the summit

The architect duo Herzog & de Meuron also designed the three stations of the Stöfeli cable car (the valley station, the intermediate station and the summit station) which opened in the 2015/16 winter season. Besides blending flawlessly with nature, the stations enable visitors to reach the summit in comfort and without tarnishing their hiking boots. The new ten-seater gondolas reduce the burden on the legendary aerial cableway by providing a second route to the Chäserrugg – so that visitors can continue to enjoy a relaxing Chäserrugg experience.

Rosenboden and Blumenweg

Situated at 2262 metres above sea level, the lovely Rosenboden high plateau is a delightful place to take a stroll and easy to walk on. It enchants with scenic views of the Alpine massif, the Alpine arc and Lake Walensee. The Blumenweg (flower trail) around the Rosenboden details the medicinal benefits of alpine flowers and the mythology behind these rare beauties.

Winter pleasure

And last but not least: the Chäserrugg is a great place for winter sports enthusiasts. Inviting ski slopes set in intact nature run alongside alpine meadows and forests. The eastern ski run stretches for almost 3.5 miles (5.4 km) offering extensive skiing pleasure. Those who prefer sledging will love the traditional sledge run which starts at the Iltios middle station and ends down in the valley at Unterwasser. Fringed by meadows and farms, the sledge run is more than two miles long (3.4 km) and promises great fun for people of all ages!