Seiliweg Illgau

Hiking Trail
2.8 km
Travel time
approx. 1 h
Tour details
Tour details
Seiliweg Illgau
Photo: Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus, Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus GmbH
Seiliweg Illgau
Luftseilbahn Illgau - St. Karl Talstation
Photo: Beat Brechbühl, Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus GmbH
Seiliweg Illgau
Luftseilbahn Illgau - St. Karl
Photo: Beat Brechbühl, Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus GmbH
The Illgau - St. Karl cable car, whose valley station is in the village, transports you to the starting point of this hike.
The trail for the blind begins right next to the mountain station. Blindfolded, you follow a guide rope to the Chäfer playground. Here the children can already have a first romp or you can have a snack at the Hildegardhotel St. Karl. On the rest of the way, the aim is to find the children of the Käfer family, who have hidden themselves in various places. On the hiking trail that leads between the residential house and the stable of the Steinweid property, you will come to the next attraction, a carillon. Test your musical talent and try to play a song on the various bells! The path continues across green meadows to the actual destination, the Balmli adventure playground. Here there are various attractions such as swings, hanging ropes or a rope bridge leading up to the eagle's eyrie. Below the playground, those interested in history can see the excavation site of an old farmstead from the Middle Ages. Once you have sufficiently fortified yourself and indulged in the fun of playing, a short descent will take you back to the starting point, the cable car valley station in the village.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Illgau village
Point of arrival
Illgau village
2 / 6
5 m
367 m
Best Time of Year
May, June, July, August, September, October
Illgau village - St. Karl cable car mountain station - Balmli playground - Illgau village
Good walking shoes, water bottle, clothes suitable for the weather
Author’s advice
Visit to the Hildegardhotel St. Karl
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Good to know

Parking is available at the valley station of the Ried-Illgau cable car and at the church in Illgau.
Arrival / Return journey
By car on the A4 to the Schwyz exit, then in the direction of Muotathal to the valley station of the Ried-Illgau cable car or by car in the direction of Muotathal until after the valley station of the funicular, follow the signs to Illgau.
Accessible by bus and train
Public transport
From Schwyz railway station, take bus line 501 to the Ried (Muotathal) stop, Illgau cable car.

Then take the Illgau-Ried cable car to the village of Illgau.

Continue with the Illgau-Vorderoberberg cable car to the starting point Oberberg St. Karl.

Further information & links

Wanderkarte - Seiliweg Illgau