Tell Trail stage 2: Muotathal - Brunnen

Hiking Trail
27.9 km
Travel time
approx. 5h
Tour details
Tour details
Tell Trail stage 2: Muotathal - Brunnen
Aussicht vom Fronalpstock
Photo: Caroline Pirskanen, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Tell Trail stage 2: Muotathal - Brunnen
View from Fronalpstock
Photo: André Meier / Schweiz Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
The second stage of the Tell Trail leads from the Muotathal valley to the mountain village of Stoos. Then it's a ridge walk from the Klingenstock to the Fronalpstock, over the Schwyzerhöhe to Brunnen.
The second stage of the Tell Trail follows the well-known Witzwanderweg path from the Muoatathal valley then by funicular to the car-free mountain village of Stoos. The short walk to the chairlift terminus is followed by a ridge walk from the Klingenstock to the Fronalpstock. Take the chairlift and cable car or descend on foot down to Schwyzerhöhe and via Morschach forest to Brunnen and the lake.


Walking time: approx. 5 hours | Distance: 16 km (not including cableways, etc.) | Total elevation gain: 398 m (including cableways, etc.: 1,731 m) | Total elevation loss: 915 m (including cableways, etc.: 1,922 m).

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Muotathal - "Hintere Brücke" bus stop
Point of arrival
Brunnen, landing stage
3 / 6
398 m
817 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September, October
Start with a leisurely hike along the wild Muota to Schlattli and the terminus of the Schwyz-Stoos funicular railway. The steepest funicular in the world takes you to spectacular heights and the car-free mountain village of Stoos. The subsequent ridge hike from the Klingenstock to the Fronalpstock is a classic with superb views and a thrilling panorama encompassing turquoise-blue Lake Lucerne and 10 other Swiss lakes. The trail continues from the Schwyzerhöhe to Brunnen, bringing the day to an idyllic end.
Safety information
T3: demanding mountain hiking. 


• Good surefootedness

• Average navigation skills

• Elementary alpine experience

Sturdy footwear.
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Good to know

Kostenpflichtige Parkplätze direkt bei der Talstation der Standseilbahn Schwyz-Stoos.
Accessible by bus and train
Public transport
Mit dem Zug bis nach Schwyz. Von dort weiter mit dem Bus an die Talstation der Stoosbahnen.
Further information & links
This stage is part of the long-distance Tell Trail, which runs through the whole of Central Switzerland in eight stages.


Further information on the Tell Trail: www.luzern.com/telltrail