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Sections: Brunnen - Rigi-Scheidegg | Schwyzer Valley & Summit Tour

Hiking trail · Central Switzerland
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  • Blick über den Vierwaldstättersee Richtung Beckenried
    / Blick über den Vierwaldstättersee Richtung Beckenried
    Photo: Marcel Truttmann, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Aussicht Rigi Scheidegg
    Photo: Rita Baggenstos, Schwyzer Wanderwege
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Brunnen - Urmiberg - Gottertli - Gaetterlipass - Rigi Burggeist - Rigi Scheidegg

After enjoyed the lake promenade at the beginning of this hike, you will soon head uphill towards Urmiberg, where you can admire the fountains and Lake Uri from above. Then it goes steadily towards the Rigi-Scheidegg, don't miss the vista point 'Gottertli' when possible. 

moderate
14 km
5:45 h
1428 m
221 m

At the beginning of the approximately 2 ½-hour hike, you stroll leisurely along the lake promenade of Brunnen, before going uphill. Don't underestimate this steep climb towards Urmiberg. Once at the top, the fabulous view of the Schwyzer basin and Lake Uri will open up for you.

The small detour to Gottertli you should definitely make into your plan. From the Gottertli, the small and the big myths as well as the lakes of Zug and Lauerz are spectacular to see. Once you have reached the Gaetterlipass, continue uphill towards Rigi Burggeist. About 30 minutes later you will reach the destination. A fantastic 360 ° panoramic view of the Rigi Scheidegg Arche as well as refreshing food and drink in the mountain inns make up for the hiking exertions. The Kraebel cable car takes you via Rigi Bahnen to Goldau, where there are SBB connections to all directions.

For your information 

You can find the current operating status of the railways and hiking trails here.

In order to let our next generation also be inspired from the Queen of the Mountains, may we ask you to dispose of your own waste at Rigi Stations. Thank you.

Author’s recommendation

On the vista point Gottertli I really enjoy the fantastic view to Lake Uri and the Alps.
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Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege
Updated: May 27, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1656 m
Lowest point
434 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Timpelweid
Seerestaurant Lido
Seehotel Waldstätterhof Brunnen
Kombüse
Restaurant Schmidstubli am See
Berggasthaus Rigi-Burggeist
Berggasthaus Rigi Scheidegg
Restaurant Gätterlipass
Rigi Burggeist

Start

Brunnen (434 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.993788, 8.605531
UTM
32T 470006 5204549

Destination

Rigi-Scheidegg

Turn-by-turn directions

Brunnen (436 m) - Urmiberg (1196 m) - Gottertli (1395 m) - Gätterlipass (1195 m) - Rigi Burggeist (1551 m) - Rigi Scheidegg (1656 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Getting to Brunnen is easy by train, bus or boat: click here for the SBB timetable.

Tip: Shortcut by cable car Urmiberg

Brunnen - Urmiberg / Time saving approx. 2h30 

Getting there

A4 highway - exit Brunnen - direction village centre of Brunnen

Parking

Car parks are avaliable in the following places: next to Municipal building, in the village center or next to the sports field on the Gersauerstrasse (Fees apply).
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Good profiled hiking boots or trekking shoes, rain jacket, drink, food and walking sticks, when possible. 

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14 km
Duration
5:45h
Ascent
1428 m
Descent
221 m
Public transport friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Geological highlights Insider tip

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