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Regional hiking trail

WanderWunder Schwyz: circular hike around the great Mythen

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  • Rundwanderung um die Grosse Mythen
    / Rundwanderung um die Grosse Mythen
    Photo: Erlebnisregion Mythen, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Rundwanderung um die Grosse Mythen
    Photo: Erlebnisregion Mythen, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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The panoramic circular hike from the Rotenflue via the beautiful "Zwüschet Mythen" back to the middle station of the Rotenflue railway in the Mythen region promises exceptional views and wildlife observation.
moderate
6.4 km
2:11 h
131 m
649 m
The Grosse Mythen offer more than just a summit hike: the circular hike around the Schwyz landmark promises fantastic views and wildlife observations. After the ascent, you start with the Rotenfluebahn from the "Rotenflue" mountain station in the direction of "Holzegg" and "Zwüschet Mythen". Before the path leads down again via the "Günterigs" in the direction of the "Rätigs" middle station of the Rotenfluebahn, an extraordinary view of the mountains and lakes of Central Switzerland opens up.

 

The hike leads through the "Mythenbann", the oldest hunting ban in Switzerland dating from 1492, where, depending on the season, wild animals such as chamois, eagles and marmots can be seen.

Mountain restaurants are along the way

Between the Rotenflue and "Zwüschet Mythen" there are four mountain restaurants along the trail: the Gipfelstubli restaurant on the Rotenflue, the Skihaus Holzegg, the Berggasthaus Holzegg and the alpine restaurant Zwüschet Mythen.

More ambitious variant with ascent

Start of the excursion is in Rickenbach: Take the Rotenfluebahn to the "Rätigs" to the middle station, where the hike via "Trogeli" over the sheep pasture and through the forest to the "Günterigs" begins. From there the hike leads over a short steep ascent on a well-maintained trail through forest sections and over rock rubble to "Zwüschet Mythen", overcoming an altitude difference of about 300 metres. Afterwards the more relaxing part of the hike begins, where chamois are also most common. From the alp "Zwüschet Mythen", the trail leads behind the Grosse Mythen towards "Holzegg". With a bit of luck, it is not too rare to see a marmot family at Holzegg. From "Holzegg" there is a last ascent to Rotenflue, where the cable car takes you back down to the valley.

 

The starting point is Rickenbach above Schwyz, where both the Rotenflue cable car and the starting point for the hiking variant without the cable car are located.

Option 1: Take the gondola lift directly to the Rotenflue. From there on foot via Holzegg-Alp Zwüschet Mythen- to the vantage point Zwüschet Mythen and via the Günterigs to the middle station of the Rotenfluebahn in the "Rätigs".

Option 2: From the Rätigs middle station continue via Hasli-Günterigs-Zwüschet Mythen-Alp Zwüschet Mythen-Holzegg- on foot back via Hasli-Rätigs-Huserenberg-Rickenbach.

Option 3: Take the cable car directly to the Rotenflue. From there on foot via Holzegg-Alp Zwüschet Mythen- to the vantage point Zwüschet Mythen and back to the Rotenflue or from Holzegg to Rickenbach on foot.

 

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Updated: July 10, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1571 m
Lowest point
1053 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Skihaus Holzegg
Berggasthaus Holzegg
Restaurant Gipfelstubli Rotenflue
Alpwirtschaft Zwüschet Mythen
Berggasthaus Rotenfluh

Start

Rickenbach or Rotenflue (1570 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.021046, 8.703021
DMS
47°01'15.8"N 8°42'10.9"E
UTM
32T 477430 5207545
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Destination

Rotenflue

Turn-by-turn directions

Rotenflue - Holzegg - Alp Zwüschet Mythen - Günterigs - Mittelstation Rätigs der Rotenfluebahn

Note

Wildlife refuge Staatswald: December 01 - March 31
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Public transport

Public transport friendly

Coordinates

DD
47.021046, 8.703021
DMS
47°01'15.8"N 8°42'10.9"E
UTM
32T 477430 5207545
w3w 
///nearly.marathon.realm
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Urs Geser
August 09, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöne Wanderung mit guter Aussicht. Die Feuerstelle Holzegg ist auf der Route falsch eingetragen. Sie liegt ca. 200m südöstlich am Waldrand.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.4 km
Duration
2:11h
Ascent
131 m
Descent
649 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available

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