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Recommended by 206 out of 208 hikers


  • Tamara B.

    The idyllic Quinten is one of the few car-free villages in Switzerland. Only on foot or by boat to reach the place. Between the Walensee and the steep cliffs of the Churfirsten, traditional houses and buildings crowd each other. Because of the mild climate, vines, fig trees and citrus trees grow here.

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    • September 5, 2019

  • Thomas

    I would rather travel from Quinten to Weesen, as I feel the rocky descent to Quinten more difficult than the climb.

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    • May 27, 2019

  • Michael

    I strongly recommend hiking Weesen to Quinten, rather than the other way round. As you get close to Quinten, you have to walk down uneven rocks, and going down is safer than going up it !

    At Quinten, there are two nice restaurants, then you can catch the bus across to Murg (7.20 CHF, one-way) but this is not included in the SBB day card, or GA travel card.

    • September 25, 2018

  • Greg Turnbull

    You can hike from various directions (left, right & even above) or take the boat if you like?

    • May 4, 2020

  • Arno

    Regarding safety: going up is always safer than going down!

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    • June 3, 2021

  • mvonballmo

    The hike from Weesen to Quinten was wonderful and recommendable. The first few kilometers to just after Betlis are for everyone. After that there is a fairly steep ascent on a relatively open and well-developed path.The descent, on the other hand, was more for those with a head for heights and surefootedness. As Michael and Thomas mentioned above, the path is rocky and, at least in October, covered with fine gravel and dust, which made the whole exercise even more unsafe. I would have marked this part as a mountain trail rather than a hiking trail.Possibly from Quinten to Weesen, so that you go up the stony path and go down the wider path, would be easier.

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    • October 22, 2021

  • Martina

    A very warm, car-free village with catering, farm shop, public toilet, restaurants and accommodation. Accessible on foot or by boat.quinten.ch/quinten/erreichbarkeitwalenseeschiff.ch/Fahrplan

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    • March 26, 2021

  • Christian K. & Miriam

    A pretty car-free village.

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    • May 9, 2021

  • Karina Bäumle

    Beautifully landscaped vineyards.

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    • September 12, 2021

  • Dirk Bäumle

    Quinten is very worth seeing with its place itself and the hiking opportunities,
    The vineyards of the lake and the town of Quinten with its lovingly colored gardens and houses are well worth seeing.

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    • September 23, 2021

  • Dirk Bäumle

    A beautiful spot with a view of the lake and the mountains

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    • September 12, 2021

  • Dlin1270

    Small village on the northern shore of Lake Walen, only accessible on foot or by boat, very mild climate

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    • June 21, 2022

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    2.2 mph
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Location: Quinten, Sarganserland, St. Gallen, Eastern Switzerland, Switzerland


  • Elevation460 m

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