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Mark Twain Trail

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Distance 10.7 km
5:00 h
1,375 m
26 m
1,795 m
435 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
Update: July 06, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
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Stamina
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Highest point
1,795 m
Lowest point
435 m

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Weggis, boat station (435 m)
Coordinates:
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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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Weggis - Felsentor - Rigi Kaltbad - Rigi Staffel - Rigi Kulm

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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
Highest point
1,795 m
Lowest point
435 m
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