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    From Baden to Dielsdorf over the Lägeren Mountains

    Baden - Lägeren - Regensberg - Dielsdorf

    From Baden to Dielsdorf over the Lägeren Mountains

    Baden - Lägeren - Regensberg - Dielsdorf

    The trail from Dielsdorf to Baden across the Lägern is the first stage of the “Jura Crest Trail” which links Zurich to Geneva across the top of the Jura Mountains. This stage takes about 4 hours in either direction and is one that can easily be done at a time of year when the higher alpine mountains are covered in snow.

    This description is for starting the hike in Baden, i.e the “Tail End” of the “Jura Crest Trail”. After checking out the cute and twisty alleys of old town Baden, and a trip up to the old fortress ruins if desired, you leave Baden across the old wooden covered bridge and the gate tower to the East, and then ascend a steep stairway to the Schartenfels castle, which also has a restaurant. From there the ridge trail begins, ascending a total of 400 m in a steady uphill climb.

    (For those who don’t want to walk the more challenging portion of the ridge, there is an easier trail from Schartenfels along the North flank of the mountain that joins the ridge trail about 3 km further East).

    The 1.5-hour hike across the narrow almost vertical rocks of the Lägeren Ridge requires balance and concentration and is not recommended for people afraid of heights. But it’s a great adventure and offers a totally different hiking experience. From there to the restaurant at Hochwacht and onwards is an easy walk through a forest trail with various views to the Alps in the South and the flat lands to the North.

    The downhill approach toward Regensberg offers lovely views of this medieval town and its lookout tower. The town was founded in about 1200 but rebuilt in 1450 after fire destroyed all the homes. The town still retains its medieval flair; a visit up the tower (costs 1 Fr) is recommended.

    For those who want to finish the tour here, there is a bus from Regensberg to the Dielsdorf train station. Otherwise, the approx. 30-minute walk to the Dielsdorf train station is all downhill, and Dielsdorf has its share of attractive half-timbered homes which are also worth a look.

     

    Published on 07.12.2015 by GabrielleMerk - Tour Date: 09.04.2015
    Published on 07.12.2015 by GabrielleMerk - Tour Date: 09.04.2015

    Route Details

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    Region
    Zurich
    Time Required
    4 hours
    Distance
    13 km
    Ascent
    559 m
    Descent
    514 m
    Season Start / Season End
    January - December
    Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
    Panorama
    Experience
    Points of Interest
    Baden fortress ruins; Baden old town; Long-range Air Traffic radar station along the ridge; Old town Regensberg and its tower.
    Starting Point
    Baden Train Station
    Starting Point with Public Transport
    Destination
    Dielsdorf Train Station
    Return with Public Transport
    Places to Eat
    Baden, Rest. Schartenfels, Rest. Hochwacht, Regensberg, Dielsdorf
    Accommodation
    Baden
    Things to Note
    Rocky portion of the ridge is tricky and only for people without vertigo. Also not recommended when wet or icy. There is an alternate route from the Schartenfels Castle along the North flank, but this can also be icy in winter months.

    Route Description

    It takes about 10 minutes to walk directly from the train station to the East Gate of the Wooden Bridge, but take some time to look at picturesque Baden first.

    00:10 From Baden's city gate tower, head up the steep stair toward Schloss Schartenfels

    00:20 Behind the castle starts the steep trail up to the summit (Trail Marker to Lägeren Sattel or Lägeren Gratweg)

    01:40 Arrive at Lägeren Sattel. Continue in the direction of Lägeren Hochwacht

    02:50 At Hochwacht Restaurant, continue toward Dielsdorf

    03:35 Arrive in Regensberg. From here you can also take a bus to Dielsdorf train station.

    04:00 Arrive at Dielsdorf train station.

     

     

     

     

    Diese Wanderung ist nicht zu unterschätzen. So auch die Aussicht.
    Hiked on 26.06.2016 by Freddy
    Diese Wanderung ist nicht zu unterschätzen. So auch die Aussicht.

     

     

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