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Sihl River Spring

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Hike from the monastery village of Menzingen along lonely paths through the typical Moränen landscape of national importance.
easy
Distance 9.4 km
2:00 h
100 m
100 m
809 m
534 m
If you are looking for adventure, we have a suggestion . The hike starts comfortably in the convent village of Menzingen and goes over solitary paths through the typical, nationally renowned, moraine countryside. Enjoy the views over gently undulating hills with the lime trees on the top. Up and down, past old farmhouses to the border river Sihl. This you follow until it gets narrower and more wild, and you find yourself in the middle of the dank darkness of the Sihl Spring. You can feel your own heart beat!

At the Menzingen convent take direction Stalden - down to Schwand - down again to the Sihlmatt - Sihlsprung - along the Sihl river to Sihlbrugg.

Places of interest:

- Restaurant Hotel Ochsen Menzingen
- Restaurant Sihlmatt
- Restaurant Löwen
- Menzingen Convent
- Picnic by the river (Sihl). No barbecue places available.

Note(s)
Pack a torch for the Sihl Spring part of the route.

Author’s recommendation

Sights and places to stop:
- Restaurant Hotel Ochsen Menzingen
- Restaurant Sihlmatt
- Restaurant Löwen, Sihlbrugg
- Menzingen Monastery

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Some rest areas along the tour invite you to take a break

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Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
809 m
Lowest point
534 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 38.14%Forested/wild trail 37.02%Path 17.23%Road 7.59%
Asphalt
3.6 km
Forested/wild trail
3.5 km
Path
1.6 km
Road
0.7 km
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Start

Menzingen, bus stop (804 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'687'317E 1'225'912N
DD
47.178398, 8.590560
DMS
47°10'42.2"N 8°35'26.0"E
UTM
32T 468975 5225070
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Destination

Sihlbrugg

Turn-by-turn directions

Menzingen - Sihl - Sihlbrugg

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take the train to Zug then the bus to Menzingen.

Ride the bus from Sihlbrugg to Zug.

Getting there

It is recommended to use the ÖV.

Parking

Only a few available in Menzingen. Better use the ÖV.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'687'317E 1'225'912N
DD
47.178398, 8.590560
DMS
47°10'42.2"N 8°35'26.0"E
UTM
32T 468975 5225070
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

  • Lightweight daypack
  • Sufficient drinking water
  • Torch for tunnels when Sihlsprung

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Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9.4 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
100 m
Descent
100 m
Highest point
809 m
Lowest point
534 m
Refreshment stops available Linear route Family-friendly Geological highlights Dog-friendly

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