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Rigi Chestnut Trail: sector Immensee/Küssnacht - Weggis

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  • Hohle Gasse in Küssnacht am Rigi
    / Hohle Gasse in Küssnacht am Rigi
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
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The complete Rigi Chestnut Trail stretches from Immensee to Brunnen.
8.8 km
2:35 h
260 m
296 m
The trail provides information about the sources of chestnuts in the Mt. Rigi region.
Highest point
576 m
Lowest point
435 m
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Start

Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'676'985E 1'216'171N
DD
47.092068, 8.452602
DMS
47°05'31.4"N 8°27'09.4"E
UTM
32T 458455 5215540
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Turn-by-turn directions

The trail starts at the Hohle Gasse, a historic landmark in Switzerland, where William Tell reportedly shot Gessler with his crossbow. This is commemorated by the small chapel that you can visit nearby. Hiking in a southerly direction enjoy the wonderful views of Lake Lucerne and Lake Zug. The path continues upwards to the ruins of Gessler’s fortress (ca. 45 mins). Located just below is a wonderful shaded barbecue area. The trail now ascends around 100 m in altitude to the Alpenhof, an authentic renovated farm / inn with a large shaded garden restaurant and a superb children’s play area. The Chestnut Trail continues practically on the level, with only short ascents, through wonderful fields and meadows via Hof Lantschi – Klösterli – Rotenhof to Greppen. Greppen is a small idyllic village with a bus stop for those who wish to end their walk here. After an easy ascent the path continues downwards again. The panoramic views are breathtaking, directly ahead of you the majestic Pilatus, to the left the Urner Alps with the Stanserhorn and the Bürgenstock, and to the right the bay of Küssnacht. Then the path forks – the Rigi Chestnut Trail continues onto “Zingeli”, where you can soak up the panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains as well as a wonderful snap shot of the village of Weggis. The path branches – you can either walk on to Vitznau or follow the signs down to the centre of Weggis where there is a bus stop and a boat station.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Train or bus from Küssnacht to Immensee

Getting there

From the motorway exit Küssnacht follow the main street to Immensee

Parking

Parking at the train station Immensee

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'676'985E 1'216'171N
DD
47.092068, 8.452602
DMS
47°05'31.4"N 8°27'09.4"E
UTM
32T 458455 5215540
w3w 
///rural.vowed.dreaming
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Distance
8.8 km
Duration
2:35 h
Ascent
260 m
Descent
296 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Family friendly Cultural/historical value Suitable for strollers

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