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Mark Twain Trail

Hiking Trail · Weggis
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10.7 km
5:00 h
1,375 m
26 m
In 1897 Mark Twain, alias Samuel Longhorne Clemens resided in Weggis. He and his family stayed at the Pension Bühlegg. He described Weggis as “the charmingest place we have ever lived in for repose and restfulness”. In his book “Climbing the Rigi” he describes his own journey up to Mt. Rigi which he undertook with a friend, and for which he needed 3 days to complete.

 

Climb up Mt. Rigi on the old traditional route. Eight signs mark the route between Weggis and Rigi Kulm providing information on the author himself and Mt. Rigi.

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Author
Carla Hendry
Updated: March 17, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
1,795 m
Lowest point
435 m

Start

Weggis, boat station (435 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'676'037E 1'209'345N
DD
47.030786, 8.438970
DMS
47°01'50.8"N 8°26'20.3"E
UTM
32T 457371 5208738
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Turn-by-turn directions

Weggis - Felsentor - Rigi Kaltbad - Rigi Staffel - Rigi Kulm

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'676'037E 1'209'345N
DD
47.030786, 8.438970
DMS
47°01'50.8"N 8°26'20.3"E
UTM
32T 457371 5208738
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
10.7 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1,375 m
Descent
26 m
Refreshment stops available

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