Gottfried-Keller-Dichterweg trail

Hike from Glattfelden to Zweidlen

Learn all there is to know about Gottfried Keller and where he drew inspiration for his works on the hike and its 14 poem boards. Delve into the emotional world of the great Swiss writer.

The three-hour hike from Glattfelden to Zweidlen brings you up close to the Swiss poet Gottfried Keller thanks to the 14 poem boards on the trail presenting interesting facts about the writer, his youth in Glattfelden, his life and work. 

The lovingly designed Gottfried Keller Center is located in Glattfelden. The exhibition is open on the first weekend of every month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A special exhibition on the first floor can be viewed on other days. A break in Kafi Judith is highly recommended.

The hiking trail first passes along the River Glatt before snaking around a wooded range of hills and ending at Zweidlen railway station.

Journey Details

Duration 3 hours 10 min
Difficulty easy
Distance 7.5 Kilometres
Altitude difference 335 Metres
Arrival Postbus 540 or S9 to Glattfelden, Bahnhof
Return travel Postbus 540 or S36 from Zweidlen, Bahnhof

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.
Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Postbus 540 or S9 to Glattfelden

Postbus 540 or S36 to Zweidlen.


For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required by no later than 4 p.m. on the previous day. Tel. +41 58 667 13 60 

Bicycle transport

We’ll gladly transport your bike in the Postbus provided there is sufficient space in the vehicle and other passengers are not disadvantaged. Only a restricted number of e-Bikes can be transported by PostBus.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus



Gottfried-Keller-Strasse 8
8192 Glattfelden