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Best Winter Hikes from Zurich

Winter is coming! It can be pretty grey in the cities in Switzerland, especially at this time of the year. In fact, when we moved to Switzerland, I imagined winter would mean me getting out of my apartment and having to shovel away heaps of snow that had fallen overnight.…

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Best Snowshoe Hikes from Zurich

In the last couple of weeks the snow has started to fall in earnest, and as we write this a nice deep winter coat is falling, with the snow even briefly settling in the big cities in Switzerland. The hiking paths that make the Alps so accessible in the summer…

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Hiking along the Rhine near Zurich: Vineyards from Eglisau to Flaach

The need for a laidback summer evening stroll took us to picturesque vineyards following hiking route 60 on the outskirts of Zurich. As we filed out of Eglisau station with a small cluster of commuters one evening, the relative peacefulness of this small town just half an hour from Zurich was…

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Best hikes from Zurich

Hello! For this post, we’re trying something a bit different - a list of a few of the best hikes we’ve done around the Zurich area. All of these hikes are near Zurich, and should be easily doable in a day trip if you’re staying or living in/near Zurich. Pizol…

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Lagern – A Rocky Ridge Hike Close to Zurich

Just 15 minutes from Zurich Hauptbahnhof, this is one of the few Alp-like ridgey walks near Zürich. It’s definitely more challenging than the Uetliberg but nothing the surefooted can’t do. The path starts at Baden station - yes you do have to go to canton Aargau for this one –…

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