Lägern

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Lägern
Wettingen Lägern1.jpg
View from Wettingen (south side)
Highest point
Elevation 866 m (2,841 ft)
Prominence 425 m (1,394 ft) [1]
Isolation 16.4 km (10.2 mi) [2]
Parent peak Tweralpspitz
Coordinates 47°28′54″N 8°23′41″E / 47.48167°N 8.39472°E / 47.48167; 8.39472Coordinates: 47°28′54″N 8°23′41″E / 47.48167°N 8.39472°E / 47.48167; 8.39472
Geography
Lägern is located in Switzerland
Lägern
Lägern
Location in Switzerland
Location Zurich, Switzerland
(massif partially in Aargau)
Parent range Jura Mountains

The Lägern (also spelled Lägeren; 866 m) is a wooded mountain of the Jura Mountains, stretching from Baden to Dielsdorf, about 15 km north-west of Zurich. The culminating point is located 1 km west of Hochwacht within the canton of Zurich, the border with the canton of Aargau running on a slightly lower summit named Burghorn (859 m).

The Lägern lies in the easternmost part of the Jura Mountains, east of the river Aare. It is the highest summit of the range lying between the Rhine, Aare and Limmat. Its location east of the Aare makes it topographically connected to the Appenzell Alps, by the chain of hills running north of Lake Zurich.

View from the crest

The mountain is entirely traversed by a trail following the crest from Baden to Dielsdorf. From Dielsdorf a road also leads to Hochwacht, where a radar is operated by Skyguide (municipality of Boppelsen).

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Lägern (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.0
(33.8)
1.9
(35.4)
6.1
(43)
10.3
(50.5)
14.9
(58.8)
17.9
(64.2)
20.3
(68.5)
19.8
(67.6)
15.5
(59.9)
10.9
(51.6)
5.1
(41.2)
2.0
(35.6)
10.5
(50.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.1
(30)
−0.4
(31.3)
3.1
(37.6)
6.6
(43.9)
11.1
(52)
14.1
(57.4)
16.4
(61.5)
16.2
(61.2)
12.3
(54.1)
8.2
(46.8)
2.8
(37)
−0.2
(31.6)
7.4
(45.3)
Average low °C (°F) −3.3
(26.1)
−2.6
(27.3)
0.4
(32.7)
3.2
(37.8)
7.6
(45.7)
10.6
(51.1)
12.8
(55)
12.9
(55.2)
9.4
(48.9)
5.7
(42.3)
0.8
(33.4)
−2.3
(27.9)
4.6
(40.3)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 69 91 128 158 186 207 233 211 161 110 71 54 1,679
Source: MeteoSwiss [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is located near the Katzensee at 441 metres.
  2. ^ Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is north of the Uetliberg.
  3. ^ "Climate Norm Value Tables". Climate diagrams and normals from Swiss measuring stations. Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss). Retrieved 5 February 2013.  The weather station elevation is 845 meters above sea level.

External links[edit]

Media related to Lägern at Wikimedia Commons