Rorschach – Herisau
Rorschach, medieval traffic hub and lake port of St. Gallen, is mentioned as a pilgrimage station around the year 1300. Highlights of the hike to Herisau: visit to the Stift Library in St. Gallen and the bridge landscape in Bruggen.
Herisau, oldest Appenzell parish seat has been known since 907. The path leads past the former hostel, zum Goldenen Sternen, then on through the varied hilly landscape of Appenzell and Toggenburg to Wattwil. Overnight stay in the adjacent village Lichtensteig.
Between Wattwil and Rapperswil, the landscape is dotted with individual farms and marked by gently rolling hills and various-sized woodland areas. Some beautiful sunken paths turn the hike into a special experience.
Rapperswil – Einsiedeln
The hike leads over the wooden footbridge from Rapperswil to Hurden built in 2001 and then over the Etzelpass to Einsiedeln. Particularly impressive views of the Zürichsee on this trail to Switzerland’s most important place of pilgrimage.
There are only few ascents, but a good physical condition and stamina is needed for the long legs. The trails are well maintained and easy to walk.
Category: 3*** hotels and country hotels
- 5 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
- Luggage transfer
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
- GPS data available
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Parking at the railway station of Rorschach, approx. EUR 5 per day, no reservation possible.
- Departure by train via Biberbrugg and St. Gallen to Rorschach, duration approx. 2 hours.
Things to note:
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- Bus to/from Liechtensteig, approx. EUR 10 per person
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!