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Source: Geschäftsstelle Schwyzer Wanderwege
Author: Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege
Brunnen - Urmiberg - Gottertli - Gaetterlipass - Rigi Burggeist - Rigi Scheidegg
After enjoyed the lake promenade at the beginning of this hike, you will soon head uphill towards Urmiberg, where you can admire the fountains and Lake Uri from above. Then it goes steadily towards the Rigi-Scheidegg, don't miss the vista point 'Gottertli' when possible.
At the beginning of the approximately 2 ½-hour hike, you stroll leisurely along the lake promenade of Brunnen, before going uphill. Don't underestimate this steep climb towards Urmiberg. Once at the top, the fabulous view of the Schwyzer basin and Lake Uri will open up for you.
The small detour to Gottertli you should definitely make into your plan. From the Gottertli, the small and the big myths as well as the lakes of Zug and Lauerz are spectacular to see. Once you have reached the Gaetterlipass, continue uphill towards Rigi Burggeist. About 30 minutes later you will reach the destination. A fantastic 360 ° panoramic view of the Rigi Scheidegg Arche as well as refreshing food and drink in the mountain inns make up for the hiking exertions. The Kraebel cable car takes you via Rigi Bahnen to Goldau, where there are SBB connections to all directions.
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 be inspired from the Queen of the Mountains, may we ask you to dispose of your own waste at Rigi Stations. Thank you.
Getting to Brunnen is easy by train, bus or boat: click here for the SBB timetable.
Tip: Shortcut by cable car Urmiberg
Brunnen - Urmiberg / Time saving approx. 2h30