Weesen - Quinten - Walenstadt

20.7 km
7:00 h
792 mhd
786 mhd
Rebberge Quinten
Charakteristische Dorfansicht von Quinten

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Auf dem Weg nach Quinten
The popular hiking route on the southern shore of Lake Walen leads to car-free villages and past stunning waterfalls.
Technique 3/6
Fitness 6/6
Highest Point  843 m
Lowest Point  421 m
Best Season
Weesen, Port
Walenstadt, train station
47.13487, 9.098839



We leave the quay of Weesen and walk along the main road, past the Catholic Flikirche, to the hamlet of Fli. The way to Betlis, at times hard above the water level, is carved into rock and provided with tunnels. In the forest of Talegg, a path branches off to the right to Betliser Bay with a fireplace. We continue our hike to Höfli - Strahlegg, where we enjoy the magnificent panoramic view. Opposite are Filzbach and Obstalden on the Kerenzerberg, above Mürtschenstock, Nüenchamm and Firzstock. A detour to the former Roman watchtower Strahlegg from 1386 is worthwhile. After Vorderbetlis we visit the imposing Seerenbach waterfalls (variant A). From a height of 600 m, the water plunges downhill in several stages. From a viewing platform we observe a second water spectacle. From a cave in the gorge wall, especially after heavy rain or snow melt, the huge amounts of water from the Rinquelle shoot over the 48 m high rock face into the Seerenbach. Back on the hiking trail we cross the deep ravine of the Seerenbach on a narrow footbridge, then the slightly ascending path leads into the Seerenwald and over a partially exposed rock path down to Quinten, one of the few still car-free places in Switzerland. The mild climate allows figs, lemons, sweet chestnuts and an excellent wine to mature. On a wide, beautifully landscaped path we continue to walk along the lake, cross the delta of the Aubach in Quinten Au and reach Josen. The path now climbs steeply to the farms of Garadur and Engen. Opposite is the holiday area Flumserberg, to the east opens the Seeztal with Flums and Mels. Again we cross a smaller piece of forest, then we go through the clearing from Brüeli to Frachtina. Through the Lindenwald we reach the shore of lake Walen and the «garrison town» Walenstadt.


The car-free wine village of Quinten is located halfway and houses two excursion restaurants. Planning time for a rest is worthwhile!


The path leads partly over slippery area with bare limestone rock (T3), surefootedness required.


Normal hiking equipment, good hiking boots


Weesen - Linthkanal - Weesen Hafen - Talegg - Höfli - Betlis Strahlegg - Vorder Betlis - Seerenwald - Quinten - Au - Garadur - Frachtina - Am See - Walenstadt


Public Transport

The starting point in Weesen is well served by train and bus (bus stop Weesen, harbour) from Ziegelbrücke. The same applies to the end point in Walenstadt.

Anreise Information

Motorway exit Weesen, then continue to the port.


Paid public parking is available at the starting point at the harbour in Weesen.

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