From Bauma to Sternenberg

A hike to the highest village in the canton of Zurich

The trail leads through thick forest and wild ravines, past waterfalls and finally to Sternenberg. Here, about 900 m above sea level, you can enjoy stunning panoramic views.

Passing through varied terrain, the trail begins in the Töss Valley – and more precisely in Bauma – and climbs 230 metres to the final destination of Sternenberg. Twelve densely-forested ravines and valleys give the area surrounding the highest village in the canton of Zurich a mystical feel.

On the way, you will pass the Hagheerenloch, a ravine shrouded in legend. You will need a torch and good footwear to explore the ravine – legend has it that a treasure is buried here!

Journey Details

Duration 4 hours
Difficulty medium
Distance 12.7 Kilometres
Altitude difference 288 Metres
Arrival S26 to Bauma
Return travel Postbus 809 from Sternenberg, Kirche

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.

809 to Sternenberg, Kirche (nearest public transport stop without walking)

From Rüti ZH or from Winterthur to Bauma with S26. Continue on Postbus 809 to “Sternenberg, Kirche”.


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

You may take your bicycle on the postbus, provided there is sufficient space and you do not obstruct other passengers from getting on or off the vehicle. Transport of electric bicycles on PostBus routes is limited.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus



Zürioberland Tourismus
Bahnhofstrasse 13
8494 Bauma