Stats for the hike from Weesen to Quinten
Video from the hike from Weesen to Quinten
Find below a video from our hike from Weesen to Quinten. We hope that it will make your decision on whether you want to do the hike along Walensee easier.
Our experience hiking Weesen – Quinten
We did the hike from Weesen Quinten on one of these hot spring days you can get in April. The sun reflected on the surface of Wallensee and it somehow reminded us of Europe’s southern hemisphere. The mountain peaks of the other side of the Walensee were still covered in snow. Totally unexpected, I fell in love with the hike from Weesen – Quinten. It’s the perfect start in the hiking season: Not too intense, but with some technical challenges towards the end. What I liked most was that this hike is full of surprises: Be it the Seebachfälle / waterfalls, a chapel in Betlis, or cows in front of palm trees – you’ll get it all!
Start the hike at the port in Weesen
We took the train from Zurich to Ziegelbrücke. From there we switched to a local bus and six minutes later we arrived at the bus stop in Weesen, See. From there, it’s a short walk to the port. Already, you have a nice view across the Walensee. Walk 5 minutes to get to public restrooms. Stop here for a bio break and to fill up your water bottles. Of we go hiking from Weesen – Quinten.
Hiking Weesen – Betlis through tunnels
After 15 minutes along the main road take a right (hiking sign to Quinten). This is the start of the asphalt road on which you will walk for the first 30 – 45 minutes. While we are not big fans of walking on asphalt roads, the views are making up for it. There are tunnels on the way with natural windows that offer a glimpse at the Walensee and the mountains on the other side.
The asphalt road leads to Strahlegg. There is a farm with a terrace restaurant. As we brought a picnic we didn’t go but have it on the list for next time. We sat on a bench further down and watched the cows in front of the palm trees.
A famous chapel in Betlis
After the break and reached in no time the famous chapel in Betlis. It looked like a painting with the snowy mountain peaks and lake Walensee behind it.
The Seebachfälle: Waterfalls on the hike from Weesen to Quinten
About half an hour later you will see a sign indicating a detour to the waterfalls. Don’t miss it. The waterfall is almost 600 meters tall and one of the most impressive falls we have seen in Switzerland.
From Betlis to Quinten: views of Walensee
From the waterfall, we crossed a bridge and a 300-year-old house with a wonderful garden. It was really warm for April. The southern micro-climate in this region is famous. We hiked uphill through the forest. From the top, we got great views of Walensee.
Finally, the hiking sign showed one hour to Quinten. After a steep descent (watch out) we hiked through vineyards and arrived in the picturesque village of Quinten.
A Walensee boatride from Quinten to Murg at the end of the hike
We enjoyed a glass of wine while we waited for the boat. To get back to Zurich, we first had to cross the Walensee with a boat from Quinten to Murg. We loved the Walensee boat ride. We felt we were somewhere in the south of Europe! What an amazing day! From Murg, we took the train back to Ziegelbrücke and then Zurich.
Conclusion: The hike from Weesen to Quinten is a summerdream
We truly enjoyed the hike from Weesen to Quinten. There are so many different things to see! The views across the lake to the snowy mountain peaks are wonderful. Due to the warm micro-climate on this side of Walensee, it felt like a warm summer day though it was only April.
This hike is very accessible by public transport. No need to come with the car – it actually makes your life easier if you don’t. From Zurich, you can take the train, switch to a bus. And from Quinten, you take the boat (7.40 Swiss francs) to get to Murg and from there by train back to Zurich. Don’t miss out on a Walensee boat ride – what a treat!
We felt like spending a week in southern Switzerland – only we were an hour away from Zurich!
Interactive Preview from the hike from Weesen to Quinten
Check out this interactive preview of the hike from Weesen to Quinten. It will hopefully give you a better overview of the hike and make your planning easier: