Track down the contemporary witnesses of industrial history, enjoy culinary delights from the region, sleep above the rooftops of the cultural city of Uster and relax during a cruise on Lake Greifensee.
From CHF 549 for two people.
In the 19th century, Switzerland's densest network of spinning mills was built along the Aabach, a creek between Lake Pfäffikon and Lake Greifensee. Embark on a journey through time and track down historical sites.
The package includes:
conveniently deposit your luggage at the illuster hotel where you will spend the night
the ZVV day pass will take you to Wetzikon station (start of the adventure hike)
guided tour with a visit of three factory ensembles at the waterfront, starting at 10:30 a.m. at Wetzikon station with the Cultural Detectives (ends around 12:30 p.m.)
hike Wetzikon – Aathal – Uster | about 3 h 40 min
3-course surprise dinner, meat or vegan, at the 8610 restaurant in Uster (drinks are not included)
overnight stay in a double room at the illuster hotel, welcome drink and breakfast included
start the second day with a leisurely breakfast at the hotel
the brochure “Vier Ustermer Persönlichkeiten, Taktstock, Italianità, Dampfschiff und eine Taschenuhr“ by Claudia Fischer-Karrer tells you exciting facts about four personalities from Uster and make you discover the history of Uster on your own (only available in German)
cruise on Lake Greifensee leaving Uster at 1:50 p.m. | duration about 1 h 30 min optional: entry to Dinosaur Museum in Aathal, ticket can be used at any time during your weekend according to your preference
This activity can booked every Saturday from May to September.
Prior to your arrival: You will get a box with all information regarding your stay as well as the corresponding hike suggestions including a surprise gift.
The tour takes visitors to three factory ensembles of the region that are still intact. They are part of one of the last unspoilt canal and pond systems in the canton of Zurich and form a romantic setting with different nooks and viewpoints.
Off you go
This weekend getaway is perfect for gourmets who are interested in culture and ready to follow the tracks of industrial history.
Your adventure starts in Wetzikon and leads you along the Aabach creek, the so-called “Millionenbach“, through an idyllic landscape right into the middle of the vibrant centre of Uster.