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The Rigi Lehner's Path

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  • Blick zurück auf Vitznau.
    / Blick zurück auf Vitznau.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Geschäftsstelle Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Der Lehenweg verläuft teilweise auf dem Waldstätterweg.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Geschäftsstelle Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Aussicht auf Vierwaldstättersee und Pilatus.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Geschäftsstelle Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Lauschiges Plätzchen vor Gersau bei Blätzen.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Geschäftsstelle Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Die Gesslerburg in Küssnacht
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Geschäftsstelle Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Hier wirkte Tell: Kapelle Hohle Gasse.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Geschäftsstelle Schwyzer Wanderwege
m 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 20 15 10 5 km Restaurant Eichli Gartenrestaurant Kuorez Hohle Gasse Bahnhof Vitznau Seilpark Rigi

Immensee - Kuessnacht - Greppen - Weggis - Vitznau - Gersau

Spring hike with panoramic views at the foot of the Rigi. The hiking trail leads along Lake Lucerne through mostly agricultural areas.

difficult
Distance 22.3 km
7:30 h
1,022 m
1,005 m

Discover the unique hiking trail with a wonderful panorama from Immensee to Gersau. The Rigi Lehner's path combines history, landscape, botany and much more. Your tour starts steeped in history by walking along the Hohlen Gasse in Immensee and reach a bit later at the castle ruins of the Gesslerburg in Küssnacht. The unique landscape reveals itself to you all the way to Gersau. On the way you will spot many lovely flowers and  a recultivated chestnut forest from Greppen. Arrived in Vitznau, you will be admired by the vintage railway culture at the Rigi Railways. At the end of the hike, a nature trail leads down into the historical "Altfrye Republik Gersau".

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

I would like to recommend the historic Hohle Gasse and the Gesslerburg which can be found just right at the beginning of the hiking trail.
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Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege
Updated: May 22, 2019
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
782 m
Lowest point
416 m
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Rest Stop

Seehotel Schwert
Steak House
Restaurant Schiff
Restaurant Eichli
Hotis Seerestaurant Pauli
Gasthaus Tübli
Restaurant Traube
Gartenrestaurant Kuorez
Restaurant Alpenhof

Tips and hints

You can hike the Rigi Lehner's path in several sections (from Greppen or from Weggis). 

Start

Immensee (416 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'677'802E 1'216'671N
DD
47.096477, 8.463456
DMS
47°05'47.3"N 8°27'48.4"E
UTM
32T 459282 5216025
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Destination

Gersau

Turn-by-turn directions

Immensee (415 m) - Hohle Gasse (518 m) - Kuessnacht (534 m) - Alpenhof (555 m) - Greppen (447 m) - Weggis Oberdorf (547 m) - Vitznau Oberwilen (675 m) - Vitznau (435 m)  Menschenacher (740 m) - Gersau (435 m

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Arrive conveniently by bus or boat:

By SBB Swiss national railways to Immensee SBB timetable

By boat on Lake Zug from Zug or Arth to Immensee  Boat timetable of Lake Zug

Getting there

A4 highway, exit Küssnacht, direction Vitznau - Weggis.

However, we recommend you to arrive by public transportations instead of cars: just lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.

Parking

In Immensee you will find parking spaces for a fee.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'677'802E 1'216'671N
DD
47.096477, 8.463456
DMS
47°05'47.3"N 8°27'48.4"E
UTM
32T 459282 5216025
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

High profiled hiking boots or trakking boots, rain jacket, drink, food and walking sticks when possible. 

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
22.3 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
1,022 m
Descent
1,005 m
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