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Rigi Chestnut Trail: sector Weggis - Vitznau

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Weggis-Vitznau
  • Sicht auf den Vierwaldstättersee von Tannenberg, Weggis
    / Sicht auf den Vierwaldstättersee von Tannenberg, Weggis
    Photo: Tourist Information Weggis (Luzern Tourismus AG), Weggis-Vitznau
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The complete Rigi Chestnut Trail stretches from Immensee to Brunnen.
6.7 km
2:15 h
404 m
399 m
The trail provides information about the sources of chestnuts in the Mt. Rigi region.
Highest point
779 m
Lowest point
435 m
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Start

Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'675'770E 1'209'513N
DD
47.032331, 8.435496
DMS
47°01'56.4"N 8°26'07.8"E
UTM
32T 457109 5208911
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Turn-by-turn directions

The path between Vitznau and Weggis starts with a slight ascent and continues partly through the Chilewald woods. At Bannholz turn right, here the trail becomes more challenging. Continue walking for about 300 metres until you reach the nature reserve Chesteneweid. Here there is anabundance of wildlife and flora usually only found on the southern side of the Alps. Before hiking upwards to the Orenpfad you can decide whether to end the walk here and walk down to the bus stop at Lützelau, or continue upwards to the highest point of the walk, Wilen, 774 m a.s.I. This stage of the walk has a difference in altitude of 130 m, over a relatively short distance and is made up of a number of steps and ladders, therefore good footwear is essential. Your efforts are rewarded by a fantastic view of the central part of Lake Lucerne and the village of Vitznau below. The steep but short hiking trail brings you to the Oberwil farm, from here follow the small panoramic road back to the centre of Vitznau.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

- By boat from Lucerne to Weggis

- With train and bus from Lucerne via Küssnacht to Weggis

- Bus and boat from Vitznau

Getting there

From the motorway exit Küssnacht follow the main street to Weggis

Parking

Parking in the centre of Weggis

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'675'770E 1'209'513N
DD
47.032331, 8.435496
DMS
47°01'56.4"N 8°26'07.8"E
UTM
32T 457109 5208911
w3w 
///believer.barman.limelight
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Distance
6.7 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
404 m
Descent
399 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Botanical highlights

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