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Rigi Chestnut Trail: sector Vitznau - Gersau

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The complete Rigi Chestnut Trail stretches from Immensee to Brunnen.
Distance 7 km
2:15 h
253 m
260 m
657 m
435 m
The trail provides information about the sources of chestnuts in the Mt. Rigi region.
Highest point
657 m
Lowest point
435 m
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Start

Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'679'442E 1'207'036N
DD
47.009623, 8.483366
DMS
47°00'34.6"N 8°29'00.1"E
UTM
32T 460729 5206363
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Turn-by-turn directions

Leaving Vitznau, the path continues southwards along the Gotthardstrasse towards Gersau and the County of Schwyz. En route enjoy the wonderful views of the bay of Lucerne. From the “Milch Bänkli” continue through the woods and meadows to Unterlinden. From here the route becomes more challenging, passing an area rich in flora to “Menschenacher” 750 m a.s.I. This superb lookout point has a panoramic view comprising of the Klewenalp, the Stanserhorn, the Bürgenstock and the Pilatus, as well as the bays of Lucerne, Horw, Gersau and Buochs. The last part of the walk passes through meadows and woods before descending into the historic Republic of Gersau. Here you can either take the bus or boat back to your starting point.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

- By boat from Lucerne to Vitznau

- With train and bus from Lucerne via Küssnacht to Vitznau

- Bus and boat from Gersau

Getting there

From the motorway exit Küssnacht follow the main street to Vitznau

Parking

Parking in the centre of Vitznau

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'679'442E 1'207'036N
DD
47.009623, 8.483366
DMS
47°00'34.6"N 8°29'00.1"E
UTM
32T 460729 5206363
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Distance
7 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
253 m
Descent
260 m
Highest point
657 m
Lowest point
435 m
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