Height profile

Distance
15.6km
Walking time
-
Total climb
727m
Total descent
231m

Stage description

The E1 follows Route 4 (Via Jacobi / Schwabenweg) for the entire stage. Before the European long-distance hiking trail was completely transferred to this Wanderland route, the stage led on a high-level trail east around the Sihl lake and crossed it on a bridge in the direction of Einsiedeln (marked blue on the map). Those who are not afraid of a few extra kilometres should definitely follow this somewhat longer, original E1 route. You will be rewarded with a great view (e.g. from Stöcklichrüz) of past landscapes in the direction of Lake Zurich and Hörnli and of the more alpine terrain ahead.

Last text update: 06.09.2018

Author(s) of this stage description: Sven Lewerentz

Translation by: Sven Lewerentz

Maps

  • Kompass Karte 124: Zürichsee - Zug - Einsiedeln (1:50.000)
  • Kümmerly+Frey: Wanderkarte 6 - Zürich (1:60 000)

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  • Kümmerly+Frey: Wanderkarte 11 - Vierwaldstättersee (1:60 000)

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Marking

  • Via Jacobi Via Jacobi
  • Wanderweg (Schweiz) Hiking trail (Switzerland)

Accomodation

Name of accomodation Place Price group*
5-25
CHF
26-50
CHF
51-75
CHF
>75
CHF
Campingplatz Strandbad Stampf Jona Kreuz-Icon
Jugendherberge Rapperswil-Jona Jona (SG) Kreuz-Icon
Lützelhof Pfäffikon SZ Kreuz-Icon Kreuz-Icon
Haflingerhof Egg SZ Kreuz-Icon Kreuz-Icon
Campingplatz Grüene Aff Willerzell Kreuz-Icon

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*Real prices can differ. Prices are based on a single person in the lowest available category (a small tent on a camping site).

Sights

Kloster Einsiedeln (Einsiedeln Abbey)

The E1 leads from the shore of the Sihl lake up to Einsiedeln. Shortly before the end of the stage we can see the village and the monastery from a small hill. This Benedictine abbey is an important pilgrimage station on the Swiss St. James' Way. It houses a "Black Madonna", an attraction for pilgrims and tourists. 

The abbey also offers pilgrims an overnight accommodation.

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Literature

  • Rother Wanderführer - Jakobswege Schweiz: Von Konstanz, Rorschach und Rankweil bis Genf

    Rother Wanderführer - Jakobswege Schweiz: Von Konstanz, Rorschach und Rankweil bis Genf

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  • Outdoor: Schweiz: Jakobsweg - vom Bodensee zum Genfersee

    Outdoor: Schweiz: Jakobsweg - vom Bodensee zum Genfersee

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  • Der Schweizer Jakobsweg: Vom Bodensee zum Vierwaldstättersee

    Der Schweizer Jakobsweg: Vom Bodensee zum Vierwaldstättersee

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