Churfirsten night

Guided Full Moon Hike above Lake Walensee & Raclette in the wild

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04 Mar 2023


Murg West
8877 Quarten, Switzerland

Have you ever been on a hike when the Moon is full? It’s totally worth it and you should give it a try! And this is not just a full moon hike. It starts with a boat ride on Walensee, followed by a beautiful hike above the lake and at the foot of the famous Churfirsten, then we stop to enjoy an outdoor raclette and continue the hike all the way to Walenstadt. And you’ll be back in Zurich before midnight!

This trip is led by Celine Kahn, mountain leader.

What’s the plan?

We meet at Murg West to take the boat to Quinten at 17:43. It takes 15 minutes to cross Walensee by boat. Quinten is a beautiful car-free hamlet, only reachable by boat or on foot. After a nice and easy hike along the lake and passing by other charming hamlets, we start our ascent through the forest until we reach a beautiful plateau just below the impressive Churfirsten. This is where, in the open air, we stop and make our raclette to get some cheesy energy. After a nice outdoor dinner, we slowly hike down through the forest again, all the way to Walenstadt. We end up on the East side of Walensee and make our way to the train station through town centre.

Technical info: 11km – 500m ascent – 500m descent

Full moon hike Quinten

How to get there?

If you are traveling by public transport from Zurich, we recommend you to take the following:

  • Zurich HB 16:43 – 17:37 Murg (via Ziegelbrücke)
  • Walenstadt 22:43 – 23:48 Zurich HB

If you are traveling by car, you can park near Murg West (Hinterdorfstrasse 8) and take a train back from Walenstadt to Murg at 23:13.


It is the participant’s responsibility to get health and accident insurances that cover mountain rescue, including extreme sports. Becoming a Rega patron is highly recommended (CHF 40 per year only for emergency medical assistance from the air).

Kit list

Clothing Essentials

  • Hiking boots
  • Base layers
  • Hiking trousers
  • Fleece
  • Down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm hat
  • Buff
  • Thin gloves
  • Thick gloves

Technical gear

  • Hiking backpack (make sure you have some space in your bag to help carry the food and raclette equipment)
  • Waterproof backpack cover
  • Waterproof inner bags or bin bags
  • Headlamp and spare batteries


  • Mug, plate and fork or spork
  • Water
  • Thermal bottle with tea


  • Plasters and basic medicine


The price for this event is CHF 90.

Included in price

  • Guided hike at night with a mountain leader
  • Boat ride from Murg to Quinten
  • Raclette in the wild

Not included in price

  • Transport to Murg and from Walenstadt

Group size

  • Min. 4 participants
  • Max. 10 participants

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04 Mar 2023


5:40 pm - 10:40 pm


Murg West
8877 Quarten, Switzerland

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