Küsnacht Scenery Walk #1



One of my favourite walks through the “Küsnachter Tobel” ( Wikipedia ) and Itschnach bypassing some large villas with an interesting architecture and a spectacular view of the Alps.

Küsnachter Tobel (literally: Küsnacht gorge) is a small river canyon respective gorge on the southwestern slope of the Pfannenstiel mountain in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.

Walk Statistics

  • Distance: 6.3 km
  • Duration: 60 - 75 minutes
  • Ascent: 161 m
  • Descent: 170 m
  • Steps: around 7000

Elevation Chart

  • Low to Medium Fitness Level should be alright



How to get there from Zurich

  • Take Bus 912 from Zuerich-Bellevue to Itschnach-Rebweg (around a 19 minutes trip).
  • Online Schedule. Bus will leave all 30 or 15 minutes.

The Route on Google Maps



The walk will bypass the following attractions

Dragon Cave

The myth-enshrouded dragon cave.




Rockfall 2014

In April 2014, a rock fall of a 250 tons stone took place. The six-meter-high Nagelfluh-Brocken came to a halt near the Dorfbach practically on the footpath. Nobody got hurt.



Big Falls

My favourite “big” falls in the Tobel, are always a fantastic scenery, be it in the summer …



… or winter …



We will leave the forest and head over to the scenery part with a nice view of the alps, following a small side river up to the border of Zumikon.



View of the Alps

In the last quarter of the round trip you will get a gorgeous view of the Swiss Alps (if the weather condition permits), with the Zurich See lake in front.


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