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Great Mythen - the landmark of Schwyz

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
3.0 km
Travel time
approx. 1 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Great Mythen - the landmark of Schwyz
Kurz unter dem Gipfel wird das Mythenhaus sichtbar.
Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
Great Mythen - the landmark of Schwyz
Der gut ausgebaute Weg windet sich in vielen kehren bis zum Gipfel.
Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
Great Mythen - the landmark of Schwyz
Der Schwyzer Hausberg ist gut besucht.
Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
Great Mythen - the landmark of Schwyz
Die Aussicht auf dem Grossen Mythen sucht ihresgelichen.
Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
Great Mythen - the landmark of Schwyz
Blick vom Mythenkreuz zum Mythenhaus.
Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
Great Mythen - the landmark of Schwyz
Die Mythen-Dohlen sind fast handzahm.
Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
Great Mythen - the landmark of Schwyz
Blick auf den gut gesicherten Grat beim Abstieg.
Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
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The Big Mythen has an alpine character, yet the mountain can be easily climbed. The reward of the hike is a sensational panoramic view with tens of hundreds of mountain peaks.
The Big Mythen towers majestically over the town of Schwyz. The Rotenflue cable car takes you from Rickenbach/Schwyz to the starting point: the Rotenflue. The stretch up to Holzegg at the foot of the Big Mythen is a leisurely warm-up. This is the start of the Mythen mountain trail. Therefore the place is ideal for a last rest (fireplace, restaurant Holzegg). The ascent to the Big Mythen is relatively steep and should be tackled with good footwear. Caution is advised in wet weather. The slippery stones can be very dangerous. The ascent opens up a wonderful panoramic view. Once you reach the summit, all your efforts are forgotten. A breathtaking panoramic view of the mountain peaks of the Alps, the valley basin of Schwyz, the lakes of Central Switzerland and the vastness of the Mittelland will leave you amazed. Between April and November, the summit restaurant is open daily in good weather (when the Swiss flag is raised).

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Rotenflue
Point of arrival
Grosser Mythen
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
4 / 6
Ascent
487 m
Descent
169 m
Best Time of Year
May, June, July, August, September, October
Directions
The hike starts on the Rotenflue. The path runs slightly downwards to Holzegg. From the Holzegg it climbs in numerous windings towards the summit.

Back on the same path.

If you would like to shorten the hike a little, you can alternatively take the cable car from Brunni-Alpthal directly to the Holzegg.

Safety information
The myth path is suspended. However, the path is well developed and well secured in the tricky places.
Equipment
Hiking boots with good tread or trekking shoes, rain jacket, drink, food, possibly sticks. Good physical condition.
Author’s advice
A unique experience is the sunrise on the Grossen Mythen.
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Parking
Parking spaces and parking garages near the valley station (all subject to charges).
Arrival / Return journey
By car on the A4 to the Seewen-Schwyz exit, to Rickenbach.
Accessible by bus and train
No
Public transport
Take the SBB to Schwyz-Seewen train station. Auto AG Schwyz from Schwyz-Seewen train station with line 3 to Rickenbach, Rotenfluebahn.

Timetable SBB

Further information & links
More information in German: Restaurant Grosser Mythen