Hiking Tour Irchel – Rorbas – Tössegg

Every week I try to make a tour out of a book with Hiking Tours in Canton Zurich. On my walks I always take my Panasonic G81 camera and the Panasonic 12-60 mm 3.5-5.6 lens with me. The reasons for choosing this camera and lens can be found here.

On December 5, 2020, I decided to walk tour 42, from Flaag (Ziegelhütte) to Rorbas, and via Tössegg back to Ziegelhütte. The tour is 17.4 km long and starts with a steep climb to the Ebersberg.

At the start of the climb a number of bunkers can be seen, which were part of the Ebersberg fort. This fort played an important role in the Swiss defence system during WWII, because it provided control over the Rüdlinger Rhine bridge.

Soon after passing the fortifications, you enter the woods on the mountain, with, supposedly, a couple of beautiful vantage points along the way. Unfortunately it was so misty, that I could not see anything beyond 50 meters.

However, the mist in combination with the woods, certainly contributed to a ‘Blair Which Project’ feeling.

If you follow the route, at a certain moment you pass a beautiful stretch with overhanging rocks.

Once you are out of the woods, you pass a small castle (Schloss Teufen) and a couple of vineyards.

The next point on the way is the village of Rorbas. Through the center of the village streams the river Töss. The tour continues with a 5 km walk along the banks of the river Töss, until it merges with the Rhine at Tösseeg.

The last part of the trip is a walk of 2.5 km on an uneven path through the woods along the banks of the river Rhine. Unfortunately it was already quite late by then, so I had to hurry to ensure I completed this stretch by daylight.


This post only shows a selection of the pictures I took. All the pictures I took during this trip can be seen on high resolution on Flickr by following this link.

The video footage of this trip can be found on YouTube by following this link.

I hope you like my video footage and stills photography. Let me know in the comments!


Lumix G81 camera | Panasonic 12-60 mm 3.5-5.6 lens


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