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Hike to Heidi's Alp

Often during our seminars our instructors are flooded with questions and asked for personal advice, but time is very limited. Hikes are a chance to meet our instructors outside of a classroom setting and get to know them better and also a chance to ask your questions freely. So why not join us?

Hiking with Sh. Waleed Abdulhakeem

Sh. Waleed is well-travelled having visited over 100 cities across 5 continents.

His academic background consists of 2 BAs in Applied Mathematics and Applied Statistical Sciences, and he is currently pursuing a Masters at the Islamic University of Medina, Saudi Arabia with a specialisation in Hadeeth.

About the hike

The hike is described as follows:

“Imagine yourself living at a time when the Heidi legend was created! The Heidi story, translated into 40 languages, with 20 million copies published worldwide, can be experienced ‘live’ in the Alpine mountain world between Bad Ragaz and Chur.

The story of the young, cheerful and nature-loving orphan comes alive at the authentic sites in Heidi’s village. The Heidi Village takes visitors back to the time when the little girl’s story was written. And the Heidi Trail leads through the idyllic landscape to Heidi House and Heidi Alp.

The world famous story of Heidi can be lived and experienced on a hiking tour in and around Maienfeld. From Heidi House in Heidi Village to Heidi Cake, everything is geared to the heroine of the novel. The Heidi Trail wends its way from the railway station in Maienfeld through the narrow lanes of the historic town of Maienfeld to Rofels and the small Heidi Village. The trail is well marked and can be easily walked with baby strollers. The Heidi House in Heidi Village is today a museum that depicts life as it was lived in Heidi’s time, over 100 years ago. The interesting and challenging Heidi Adventure Trail starts at Heidi Village. It takes hikers 1¾ hour to reach the Heidi Alp (Ochsenberg). The story of Heidi is narrated in a playful manner on 12 illustrated markers along the trail.”

This hike is open to everyone, but please note that the hike is 12km long and may be unsuitable for young children.

What to bring

A sturdy pair of shoes
Loose clothing
Sandwiches and drinks
Sunglasses if it is a hot day
A smile!

09:20 – meet under the blue angel at Zurich HB
09:37 – 10:41 Zurich HB – Landquart pl. 9
10:47 – 11:00 Landquart Bhf – Jenins Rathaus (Postauto Bus)

Journey back to Zurich starts approximately 16:00

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  • hanan

    Hi Kash

    how would you rate this hike's difficulty? , is ther a lot of uphill walks?


    April 10, 2014

    • Kash

      It's rated as medium difficulty and the first half will be mostly uphill. Most people should be able to do it but they might have to huff and puff a little depending on how fit they are/how much hiking they have done.

      April 10, 2014

  • Kash

    Salaam guys, just to let you know that we are going ahead with the hike to Heidiland as planned as the weather looks pretty good. There is a chance of a small bit of rain, so it might make sense to bring along a jacket and a hat (MeteoSchweiz say there could be between 0.5mm - 3mm of rain).

    April 10, 2014

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