By public transport

From Effretikon railway station, the bus no. 655 takes you to the stop Kyburg, Dorf in 20 minutes. From there it is a 3-minute walk.

From Sennhof-Kyburg railway station (S 11 and S 26) it’s less than a one hour walk to Kyburg Castle. However, you have to overcome 150 metres in altitude (steep path with 440 steps).

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By bike

Some little-used country roads lead up to Kyburg Castle from Fehraltorf (Wetzikon), from the Töss valley or from the Kempt valley. Cycle routes pass by closely: The national cycle route 5 (Mittelland Route) and the regional routes 45 (Wyland-Downtown), 53 (Töss-Jona) and 86 (Rheinfall-Zürcher Oberland).

By car

The route is signposted from Effretikon, Illnau, Sennhof and Weisslingen. Parking spaces are available at the entrance to the village.

Hikes to the castle

  • From Winterthur via the Eschenberg hill approx. 1h45
  • From Effretikon along the «Planet Trail» approx. 2h15
  • From Kemptthal via Billikon approx. 1h30
  • From Weisslingen via the Brünggerberg hill approx. 1h30
  • Themed trail for families «Kinder-Stapfete»
    An entertaining one-hour walk from Sennhof-Kyburg railway station up to the castle. Two children tell the story of whom and what they encountered in the forest 150 years ago. > PDF (in german) with detailed directions