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Gnome trail of Rigi Burggeist

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Rigi Burggeist - Obermatt - Breitaebnet - Obergschwend

Rosi's gnome trail from Rigi Burggeist to Obergschwend is really cool. You can combine the hike with a visit to the playground at mountain inn Rigi Scheidegg or Rigi Burggeist. Absolutely highlights for the little ones!

moderate
Distance 3.6 km
1:30 h
3 m
543 m

Every year Rosi Kuettel plans the delightful Gersau's gnome trail. A trip to the Rigi Scheidegg is especially worthwhile for families who enjoy hiking. The cable car Obergschwend - Rigi Burggeist takes you to the starting point of the hike. The children's playgrounds at the mountain inns Rigi Scheidegg and Rigi Burggeist are a must.

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 could enjoy the beauty of the Rigi, we would like to ask you to dispose of your own waste in the waste bins which are located at all of the stations of RIGI BAHNEN AG. Thank you.

Author’s recommendation

I recommend you to make a short stop at the Arche on Rigi Scheidegg and enjoy the breath-taking 360-degree view.
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Gäste-Service Rigi
Update: May 12, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,551 m
Lowest point
1,009 m
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Rest Stop

Berggasthaus Rigi Burggeist
Berggasthaus Rigi Scheidegg
Alpencafè Rigi Maison

Start

Rigi Burggeist (1,551 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'682'557E 1'208'837N
DD
47.025435, 8.524653
DMS
47°01'31.6"N 8°31'28.8"E
UTM
32T 463878 5208100
w3w 
///midwinter.rots.surveyed

Destination

Obergschwend

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Burggeist (1551 m) - Obermatt (1264 m)  - Breitebnet (1197 m) - Obergschwend (1011 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The starting point of this hike can be reached through following ways: cable car from Kräbel to Rigi Scheidegg or cable car from Obergschwend to Rigi Burggeist.

Click here to timetable

Getting there

From Goldau to Kraebel valley station by car and change to cable car Kraebel - Rigi Scheidegg. You can arrive there also via Gersau, where you can change to the cable car Obergschwend - Rigi Burggeist.

Further information of getting there and parking

Parking

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

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

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'682'557E 1'208'837N
DD
47.025435, 8.524653
DMS
47°01'31.6"N 8°31'28.8"E
UTM
32T 463878 5208100
w3w 
///midwinter.rots.surveyed
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy shoewear, weather-adjusted clothing

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
3 m
Descent
543 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Linear route Family-friendly

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