Gottfried Keller Poet‘s Path from Glattfelden to Zweidlen

The three-hour walk from Glattfelden to Zweidlen explains much about Gottfried Keller’s inspirations to write poetry and novels. Fourteen panels along the 7.5 km route describe the emotions and feelings of the great Swiss storyteller.

Throughout his life Gottfried Keller maintained close ties with the town of Glattfelden. This is where he spent his childhood. The well-marked Gottfried-Keller Poet’s Path starts at the Glattfelden railway station and continues along the Glatt river to fantastic lookouts, such as Paradiesgärtli on Laubberg hill in Glattfelden, and finally leads down to the railway station of Zweidlen. For those who are interested, the Gottfried Keller Centre is located in Glattfelden where the walk begins.

The exhibit is open every first weekend of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. On all other days, the special exhibit on the 2nd floor can be accessed through Kafi Judith. The pleasant little restaurant with an outdoor patio is perfect for a leisurely time-out.

How to get there

Take the S9 train to Glattfelden or the S36 train to Zweidlen.

Opening hours/season

Saturdays and Sundays 2-4p.m., except during the summer holidays and the month of December. Mondays to Fridays on request.


Interesting special exhibitions in the "Künstlerstube" and "Galerie"


Ticket information can be found at

For your round-trip journey the following tickets are particularly suitable:

24h Ticket
9 o’clock pass

Detailed information on prices and ticket options is available here.

Timetable information

View timetable online

Information and reservations

Gottfried-Keller-Strasse 8
8192 Glattfelden

+41 (0)44 867 22 32

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 p.m.

Opening hours view Kafi Judith