Eglisau on the banks of the Rhine
A visit to Eglisau hiking along the river Rhine
The historic village of Eglisau situated on the banks of the river Rhine is a picturesque old town only about 30 km from Zurich, Switzerland. It can be reached easily by car from Zurich or Schaffhausen or by train from both locations as well.
Its perfect for a weekend trip or Sunday trip for a nice hike along the river Rhine or a boats trip up river for relaxing sight seeing.
One recommended hike is the 1.2 km long wine trail that begins near the stately “Weierbachhus”, a former wine farmhouse, now a local museum and leads to the end of the town. See the attached image for the beautiful scenery that awaits you here. Along the way you can learn more about the wine yards.
But you may also do some more extensive hikes all the way to Ruedlingen or Flach, cross the river there and come back down along the river on the other side passing Toessegg where you can stop over for a refreshment and a meal from there hike back to Eglisau or take the boat to relax and enjoy views to the the wine yards that flank the river.
You may also visit the Farmers museum, that is usually open on the second Sunday of the month from 14.00 bis 16.00 clock. A guided tour takes approximately 1 hour depending on interest.
Eglisau has a variety of good restaurants where you can havean excellent lunch or dinner and enjoy the tranquil views to the river Rhine.