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Gnome trail of Rigi Burggeist

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  • Luftseilbahn Obergschwend-Burggeist
    Luftseilbahn Obergschwend-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 3.9 km
1:30 h
0 m
539 m
1,551 m
1,012 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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Update: July 28, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
1,551 m
Lowest point
1,012 m
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Track types

Asphalt 4.84%Forested/wild trail 46.54%Path 40.80%Road 7.79%
Asphalt
0.2 km
Forested/wild trail
1.8 km
Path
1.6 km
Road
0.3 km
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Rest stops

Berggasthaus Rigi Burggeist
Berggasthaus Rigi Scheidegg
Alpencafè Rigi Maison

Start

Rigi Burggeist (1,551 m)
Coordinates:
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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
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Destination

Obergschwend

Turn-by-turn directions

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

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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.

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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
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy shoewear, weather-adjusted clothing

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.9 km
Duration
1:30 h
Descent
539 m
Highest point
1,551 m
Lowest point
1,012 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Linear route

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