Zurich Weinland

Zurich Region

The “Zürcher Weinland”, also known as Züri Wyland, stretches across the northern part of the Canton of Zurich. With its picturesque landscapes, from the banks of the Rhine in the south to the rolling hills of Cholfirst and Irchel in the north, it offers a rural idyll.

Zurich Weinland

Zurich Weinland

The region is characterized by its historic timber-framed villages, which give the Zurich wine country its unmistakable charm. The locals love their homeland and appreciate the diverse vineyards, cozy wineries and warm hospitality that can be found here.

Zurich Weinland hike

On this varied hike (distance: 15 km, duration: approx. 4 hours) from Andelfingen to Dachsen, you will discover the beauty of the Zürcher Weinland. You cross the picturesque River Thur and follow its course before climbing the steep “Steig” vineyard slope and passing through an enchanting mixed forest to Oerlingen. Across a fertile plain, accompanied by the babbling Niderbach stream, you hike between impressive moraine hills to the idyllic farming village of Rudolfingen at the foot of the Cholfirst.

The route continues along the vineyard, uphill through a varied landscape, until you reach the remote village of Wildensbuch. A viewing tower with breathtaking panoramic views awaits you on the Hochwacht to the north of Wildensbuch. Passing the old schoolhouse with its charming period tower, you reach the magnificent viewing trail above the vineyards of Benken. From the popular Geggeeren excursion restaurant, you can enjoy the view over the fertile vineyards as far as Irchel and Lägeren. On a clear day, you can even see the Alps to the south-east.

Along the edge of the forest, you hike gently downhill along the Anderbach stream until you reach the venerable timber-framed buildings of the village of Dachsen. This hike not only offers spectacular views, but also insights into the rich history and natural diversity of Zurich’s Weinland.

Video Discover the Zurich wine region with us

Whether on the shores of Lake Zurich, in the Limmat Valley or in the Winterthur wine country: the wine landscapes of the canton of Zurich offer diversity and outstanding wine qualities. With 613 hectares of vineyards, the canton of Zurich is the largest wine region in German-speaking Switzerland. It is divided into five regions: Lake Zurich, Limmattal, Winterthurer Weinland, Zürcher Unterland and Zürcher Weinland.

Entdecken Sie mit uns die Weinregion Zürich

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Video Berg am Irchel, timber-framed houses, castle and bird of prey station in the Zurich wine country

The municipality of Berg am Irchel is part of the Zürcher Weinland and lies on the south-western border of the district of Andelfingen. When driving from Flaach to Rorbas or Neftenbach over the Irchel, the village with its beautiful timber-framed houses, the castle, the bird of prey station and the beautiful surroundings unfortunately often go unnoticed.

Berg am Irchel, Riegelhäuser, Schloss und Greifvogelstation im Zürcher Weinland

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