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Hiking Trail

Rigi Burggeist - Vitznaueralpen Round Walk

Hiking Trail · Central Switzerland
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Rigi Burggeist - Alp Altstafel - Alp Gass - Alp Gletti - Hinter Dossen - Rigi Burggeist

This circular trail opens up new views from the Vitznau Alps towards Nidwalden, the Bernese and Uri Alps.

moderate
5.3 km
1:43 h
226 m
226 m

Central Switzerland: panoramic circular trailThis exciting circular hike, off the beaten track, allows you to really enjoy the unspoilt nature.

The flora shows off itself from its most varied side and the mountain peaks seem close enough to touch.

The hike can also be done in the opposite direction.

For your information

The current operating status of the cable cars and hiking trails can be found here.

In order to let our next generation could also enjoy the beauty of the Rigi, we would like to ask you to dispose of your own waste in the waste bins which are located at all the stations of RIGI BAHNEN AG. Thank you.

Author’s recommendation

I love to buy some spicy alpine cheese from the alp Altstafel during the summer months, which produced directly from the alpine dairyman.

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1598 m
Lowest point
1372 m
Best time of year
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Tips, hints and links

Diese Wanderung kann auch bei der Station Scheidegg beginnen. Anfahrt über die Luftseilbahn Kräbel-Rigi Scheidegg

Start

Rigi Burggeist (1552 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.025609, 8.524686
DMS
47°01'32.2"N 8°31'28.9"E
UTM
32T 463881 5208119
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Destination

Rigi Burggeist

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Burggeist (1551 m) - Alp Altstafel (1433 m) - Alp Gass - Alp Brüche (1388 m) Alp Gletti (1372 m) - Hinter Dossen (1545 m) - Rigi Burggeist(1551 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Good accessible by train and bus

You can reach the starting point of this hike as follows:by cable car from Obergschwend to Rigi Burggeist or by cable car from Kräbel to Rigi Scheidegg.

Here to timetable

Getting there

By car via Gersau, where you can transit to the Obergschwend - Rigi Burggeist cable car, or you can travel to the Kräbel station of the Rigi Railways to board the Kräbel - Rigi Scheidegg cable car.

For further information on how to get there and parking please see here.

Parking

There are plenty parking spaces avaliable at the cable car stations. Fees apply.

However, we recommend public transport instead of cars: lean back, be stress-free and do something good for the environment.

Coordinates

DD
47.025609, 8.524686
DMS
47°01'32.2"N 8°31'28.9"E
UTM
32T 463881 5208119
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy hiking shoewear, weather-adjusted clothing, maybe walking sticks

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.3 km
Duration
1:43h
Ascent
226 m
Descent
226 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip

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