Irchel

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Irchel is also the name of a hill in the city of Zürich, and of a campus of Zürich University located there.
Irchel
Hochwacht Irchel.jpg
view from the Hochwacht towards Eglisau and Buchberg
Elevation 694 m (2,277 ft)
Prominence 260 m (850 ft)[1]
Isolation 14.9 km (9.3 mi)[2]
Location
Irchel is located in Switzerland
Irchel
Irchel
Location in Switzerland
Location Zürich, Switzerland
Coordinates 47°32′22″N 08°36′26″E / 47.53944°N 8.60722°E / 47.53944; 8.60722Coordinates: 47°32′22″N 08°36′26″E / 47.53944°N 8.60722°E / 47.53944; 8.60722
Climbing
Easiest route Trail

The Irchel is an elevation in the Canton of Zürich, located at the Rhine between the Töss and Thur rivers, on the territory of Buch am Irchel, Berg am Irchel and Freienstein-Teufen, separating the Andelfingen and Bülach districts. It is an outlying ridge of the Jura, rising to 694 m, lying east of the Lägern. Historically, it was part of the Germanic Limes. The name is from a Helvetic word for "stag".

peaks:

  • Hochwacht 668.4 m
  • Forenirchel 656.4 m
  • Buechemer-Irchel Höhe 694 m


View of the Rhine valley and Buchberg (SH) from the Irchel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is located at Henggart at 434 metres.
  2. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The nearest point of higher elevation is east of the Lägern.