View of Lake Constance on a hike around Rorschach.
Hikes in Rorschach
Saint Gall, Switzerland
Whether for hiking along the sparkling shores of Lake Constance or as a starting point for numerous hiking tours into the Swiss mountains - Rorschach offers you a wide range of different tours. The mixture of Mediterranean climate and alpine surroundings make the harbour town something very special. So off you go hiking in Rorschach!
The 10 most beautiful hikes in Rorschach
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Rorschach - a harbour town with a past
If you want to experience Lake Constance from its most beautiful side, take a holiday in the picturesque harbour town of Rorschach. From there, there are not only many hiking trails to explore, but the town itself is also worth a visit. Because of the market rights it received in 947, Rorschach became one of the most important trading towns on Lake Constance as early as the Middle Ages. The resulting prosperity still characterises the townscape today with its lavish trading houses. The town's landmark, the Kornhaus, houses a museum that brings you closer to Rorschach's history.
But Rorschach is also ideal as a starting point for many activities. During the warmer months, several boats depart daily from the harbour to the island of Mainau or to Lindau. Active people go on cycling tours or hiking tours around the city, explore the long-distance cycle paths or cool off in the Bodensee. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced skier - in Rorschach everyone will find the right activity for them.
Hiking trails for beginners
A pleasant and popular hike is the round tour of Heiden. It starts from the railway station in nearby Heiden and takes you to many scenic highlights. After leaving Heiden behind you, you will reach the impressive footbridge connecting the two communities of Grub AR and Grub SG via a hiking trail.
After the airy crossing, you continue to the highlight of the tour. The ascent to the Fünderblick is a little strenuous, but definitely worth the effort. As the name suggests, a fantastic view over the five regions of Bavaria, Baden, Wuerttemberg, Vorarlberg and Switzerland awaits you at the top. The tour ends at Wartensee Castle. If you like, you can complete the tour on foot and hike back the way you came. However, the Rückweg is quicker and more comfortable with the Appenzeller Bahnen.
Hikes for advanced and professional hikers
Walking with pleasure also works around Rorschach. The "From course to course" tour provides a hike with culinary highlights, where you can enjoy a starter, main course and dessert at three stops in different restaurants. But scenic delights also await you. The view from the Eggersrieder Höhe üover Lake Constance is a dream, for example, and the view of the Fünder is simply spectacular.
Those looking for a challenge in Rorschach will find it on the long-distance hike from Lake Constance to Lake Maggiore. The two picturesque lakes are separated by almost 300 kilometres of hiking trails and about 12 stages through the Swiss Alps. Along the way, you will experience the ultimate mountain feeling on your hikes and get to know the Alps from a completely new perspective. Those who prefer to try their hand at crossing the Alps light can simply undertake as many daily stages as they like and then travel by train to their destination.
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