Hiking

Hike the most beautiful hiking trails with your family and enjoy the unique panorama – sometimes you can even see as far as the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. The hiking trails are perfect for young and old and are well marked. Sturdy shoes are recommended. The Spatz Männi Adventure Trail offers an unforgettable adventure for our youngest hikers.

Important information
There is no hiking trail to the start of the Toboggan Run. From the top station, it cannot be reached on foot but only through the mid-station of the chairlift. The hiking trails are not accessible to prams. Only the asphalted road from Atzmännig base station to the Altschwand Alpine restaurant, a 30 minutes trail, is accessible to prams. Baby carriers may be rented at the base station for CHF 8.00.

Karte

Route 1

Top station – Brustenegg – base station

The trail head is at the top station of the chairlift. Walk towards the Atzmännig mountain restaurant, go further on the ridge on the left side of the forest towards the Brustenegg ski lifts. Another 300 m further on, then take a right and move on to the Oberau farm. Pass it, go through the forest and further on until you reach Schutt base station.

Hiking time: about 45 mintues

Route 2

Top station – Hüttenberg – Rotstein – top station

The loop starts from the top station of the chairlift. The trail leads for about 35 minutes through the forest downhill to the Hüttenberg mountain restaurant (follow the wooden signpost). Over Vorderer Rotstein and Schwammegg you will be back at the top station in about 40 minutes. 

Hiking time: about 1 ¼ hours

Route 3

Top station – Altschwand – base station (short trail)

Hike from the top station of the chairlift over Schwammegg as far as Vorderer Rotstein (see signpost 2. Schiessanzeige), then take a left, down to the Altschwand restaurant (968m) and from Altschwand further on towards Schutt base station.

Hiking time: around 1.5 hours. The Altschwand Alpine restaurant can also be reached directly in about 30 minutes from the base station (trail accessible to prams).

Route 4

Top station – Altschwand – base station (long trail)

From the top station of the chairlift follow the trail towards Chrüzegg via Schwammegg-Rotstein-Tweralpspitz-Tweralphütte. Follow the signpost about 200 m below the hut, then walk towards the Altschwand restaurant and back to Schutt base station.

Hiking time: about 2 ¼  hours

Route 5

Top station – Chrüzegg - base station

Loop along the edge with a view from the top station of the chairlift to Chrüzegg. At the top station (at 1200m) take a left towards Schwammegg (1282m), Vorderer Rotstein (1285m), Tweralpspitz (1332m) and further on to Chrüzegg (1265m). From there the hike leads through Oberchamm and Chopf back to Schutt base station.

Total hiking time: about 3 hours (route via Tweralpspitz)
Lower route: about 2.5 hours

Route 6a

Atzmännig – Chrüzegg, further on to the Zurich Oberland

Hike from Chrüzegg via Schnebelhorn and Steg to the Zurich Oberland. The trail leads to the Schindelberg (at 1153m with a restaurant) in about 1 hour – Schindelberghöchi (at 1234m) – Schnebelhorn (at 1292m) – Tierhag (at 1140m with restaurant) – Stralegg (at 1054m with restaurant) – Orüti – Boden – Steg.

Hiking time from Chrüzegg: about 3.5 hours. There is another hiking option towards Hulftegg.

Route 6b

Atzmännig – Chrüzegg, further on to the Toggenburg

From Chrüzegg it is also possible to hike as far as the Toggenburg. For example to Libingen in about 1.5 hours. Or through the Stein Valley to Wattwil in about 2 hours. After Lichtensteig over Alplispitz in about 2.5 hours or to Krinau in about 1.5 hours. (Hiking times from Chrüzegg).

Route 7

Atzmännig – towards Goldingen or St. Gallenkappel

Hike from the top station of the chairlift to Untere Atzmännig (signpost) then take a left to Stüssel – Obere Schwendi – Marchbu – Freudental – Rinderweid – Untere Schwendi and to Schutt base station.

Hiking time: about 2 hours 

Or you can go further on via Stüssel – Köbelberg (at 1087m) to Goldingen or towards Rüeterswil/St.Gallenkappel.

Campfire sites

Only a barbecued sausage makes a family excursion or a hiking adventure complete. Barbecue fans will love Atzmännig for its choice.

Five campfire sites are available at different locations.

Chrüzegg campfire site

Location: about 100 m above the Chrüzegg mountain restaurant
Grate: not available
Wood: available at the Chrüzegg mountain restaurant

Tweralpspitz campfire site

Location: at the hiking trail between Atzmännig mountain station and Chrüzegg
Grate: available
Wood: available

Atzmännig Schweizer Familie campfire site

Location: about 50 m below the base station of the chairlift situated at the creek
Grate: two available
Wood: available

Top station campfire site

Location: directly above the top station
Grate: available
Wood: available

"Schlotterschlucht" campfire site

Location: at the Spatz Männi Adventure Trail
Grate: available
Wood: available