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Fantastic Moderately Easy Hike

Our Swiss friends took us on this hike. It is a relatively easy hike uphill even for kids. The top... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2019
Alberta, Canada
Splendid view over the low lands

It's just a nice Place to go an spend time with your friends. The view is extraordinary for a small... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2019
Zurich, Switzerland
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Der Bachtelturm ist ein 75 Meter[1][2] hoher Aussichtsturm auf dem Gipfel des Bachtels (1'115 m u. M.) in der Gemeinde Hinwil in der Schweiz. Der neue Bachtelturm wurde 1986 errichtet. Er ist 75 Meter hoch und besitzt eine Aussichtsplattform in 30...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Hinwil 8342, Switzerland
+41 44 937 33 88
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Reviewed May 4, 2019

Our Swiss friends took us on this hike. It is a relatively easy hike uphill even for kids. The top has a rewarding view of the countryside, and a tower viewing platform to get views of all the alps in the distance. At the top...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 27, 2019

It's just a nice Place to go an spend time with your friends. The view is extraordinary for a small mountain. In the distance you can see the panorama of the Swiss alps and on a clear day as far as the Jura mountain range....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2017

No money to leave the grey city for Graubünden, no time to overnight in the mountains? Bachtel is a great day trip and likely as not is above the clouds in the clear sunny air (check the forecast!) The trail is easy and maintained even...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Dan M
Reviewed January 3, 2017

You can park at Bachtel Orn and follow the footpath up (30 - 40 minutes). Climb the tower at the top and you are rewarded with great views of the mountains and lakes (in clear weather you can see as far as the bernese alps).

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank E S
Reviewed July 15, 2016

probably the most touristy place in the hills of Zurich but still not touristy at all. I love it up there, great views and just nature!

Date of experience: July 2016
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