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  • Aussicht über Vitznau
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  • / Bergwanderweg
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  • / Bergwanderweg
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  • / Aussicht über den Vierwaldstättersee
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  • / Aussicht
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Wissifluh - Vitznauer-/Gersauerstock - Fälmis - Wissifluh

Both the people of Vitznau and Gersau see this 1450 m high border peak between Lucerne and Schwyz, as their home mountain. This is why the summit bears the names of both places.

difficult
Distance 5.4 km
2:39 h
615 m
600 m
1,445 m
857 m

Central Switzerland: popular circular hiking trail

From the Wissifluh mountain cable car station, you first walk leisurely to the Hotel Wissifluh. From here you have a great view over Lake Lucerne and the Bürgenstock peninsula. Now the actual ascent to Ausserurmi (1070 m) begins, then on to Oberurmi and from there to the summit of the Vitznauer-/Gersauerstock. The exciting descent leads via Fälmis back to Wissifluh, where you can take the cable car to the starting point in Vitznau.

This challenging tour is only suitable for experienced hikers and requires surefootedness and fitness. The most difficult parts are secured by ropes and a ladder will help you to conquer narrow passages. Your reward for these exertions is a fabulous view of the Swiss mountains and a truly alpine summit experience for your tour book.

Author’s recommendation

The beautiful view of Ausserurmi invites you to take a short breather, which you should definitely enjoy.
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Update: April 24, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
1,445 m
Lowest point
857 m
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Safety information

This demanding hike is only suitable for experienced mountain climbers and requires high surefootedness and fitness.

Start

Wissifluh (942 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'680'422E 1'206'308N
DD
47.002953, 8.496121
DMS
47°00'10.6"N 8°29'46.0"E
UTM
32T 461694 5205615
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Destination

Wissifluh

Turn-by-turn directions

Wissifluh (946 m) - Ausserurmi (1070 m) - Oberurmi (1154 m) - Vitznauer-/Gersauerstock (1450 m) - Fälmis (1176 m) - Ober Rufli (981 m) Wissifluh (946 m)

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Good accessible by train and bus

You can reach Vitznau easily by public transport.

SBB Timetable

Getting there

A4 exit Küssnacht am Rigi, follow the signs to Vitznau

Parking

There are plenty parking spaces avaliable at valley stations. Fees apply.

However, we recommend public transport instead of cars: lean back, be stress-free and do something good for the environment.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'680'422E 1'206'308N
DD
47.002953, 8.496121
DMS
47°00'10.6"N 8°29'46.0"E
UTM
32T 461694 5205615
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Hiking boots with good profile or trekking shoes, rain jacket, drink, food, maybe sticks.

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Rating

4.5
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Andy Kaupp 
April 18, 2022 · Community
Gute Wanderung mit versch. Facetten. Eher für geübtere Wanderer zu empfehlen. Aktuell viel Laub. Bei Nässe nur bwdingt zu empfehlen.
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Stan Ausländer
August 04, 2020 · Community
Great short hike, the summit area is a bit tiny
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Patrick Zwintzscher
September 14, 2019 · Community
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
5.4 km
Duration
2:39 h
Ascent
615 m
Descent
600 m
Highest point
1,445 m
Lowest point
857 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Summit route

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