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Along Roman paths over the Kerenzerberg

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Tracing the footsteps of the Romans, the tour leads from Näfels over the Kerenzerberg to Mühlehorn. Along the way, hikers will be transported back in time, while enjoying views of the Churfirsten peaks and the crystal clear Walensee.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
moderate
Distance 13 km
4:02 h
468 m
479 m

The Römerweg starts in Näfels and leads to Mollis, where the village with its manor houses has national significance. The trail then continues on a moderate incline along the picturesque path lined with dry stone walls to the hamlet of Beglingen. A view to the south and west shows the steep and imposing mountain flanks of the Glärnisch massif, as well as the Rautispitz and Wiggis, the local mountains of Näfels and Netstal respectively. Towards the north, the valley opens up and reveals the view of the Linthebene.

The trail continues up through the Britterwald forest, along the Roman mule track and the cart track to the ruins of the Roman watchtower and the Römerturm Hotel, which invites you to enjoy a meal with the best view of the Churfirsten and Walensee.

From here, you can enjoy a high-altitude hike: along dry stone walls and idyllic meadows, the Römerweg leads through Filzbach over the Reutegg (here you can find a viewing platform of the www.DenkWerkstatt.ch) to Obstalden and on to Walenguflen. On this section, hikers enjoy the magnificent view of Walensee and the Churfirsten range, while the Mürtschenmassif towers up to your right. Hikers encounter yet another highlight of this tour at the charming Sagenbrücke ( Bridge of Legends), which crosses the Meerenbach stream and marks the beginning of the descent towards Mühlehorn. Following the Landesfussweg, you reach Vortobel and the railroad station in Mühlehorn.

Author’s recommendation

Various restaurants await thirsty and hungry Römerweg hikers in Filzbach.

Cross the railroad tracks at the Mühlehorn train station and make a detour to the right to the charming outdoor bathing area in Mühlehorn.

At Filzbach walk along part of the Denkweg.

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Author
Hannes Hochuli (Glarus Nord Tourismus) 
Update: August 24, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
758 m
Lowest point
425 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The path is signposted "Kerenzerberg-Römerweg".

Tips and hints

Accommodation available in beautiful locations in Filzbach and Obstalden

www.lihn.ch

www.szk.ch

www.sternen-obstalden.ch

Start

Näfels-Mollis Train Station (437 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'723'829E 1'217'736N
DD
47.099049, 9.069871
DMS
47°05'56.6"N 9°04'11.5"E
UTM
32T 505302 5216173
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Destination

Mühlehorn Train Station

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train via Ziegelbrücke or with the S25 directly from Zürich HB to Näfels-Mollis.

Getting there

A3, Zurich - Chur, exit 44, Niederurnen/Glarnerland. In Näfels turn left. Direction Kerenzerberg till signs for Näfels-Mollis train station.

A3, Chur - Zurich, exit 46, Mühlehorn. Immediately after the exit turn hard right into the parking area at the train station.

Parking

Car parking available at the Näfels-Mollis and Mühlehorn train stations.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'723'829E 1'217'736N
DD
47.099049, 9.069871
DMS
47°05'56.6"N 9°04'11.5"E
UTM
32T 505302 5216173
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Trekking or hiking shoes.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13 km
Duration
4:02 h
Ascent
468 m
Descent
479 m
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