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Hiking Trail recommended route Stage 2

Tell Trail stage 2: Muotathal - Brunnen

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  • Aussicht vom Fronalpstock
    / Aussicht vom Fronalpstock
    Photo: Caroline Pirskanen, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: André Meier / Schweiz Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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The second stage of the Tell Trail leads from the Muotathal valley to the mountain village of Stoos. Then it's a ridge walk from the Klingenstock to the Fronalpstock, over the Schwyzerhöhe to Brunnen.
moderate
Distance 27.9 km
5:00 h
398 m
817 m
The second stage of the Tell Trail follows the well-known Witzwanderweg path from the Muoatathal valley then by funicular to the car-free mountain village of Stoos. The short walk to the chairlift terminus is followed by a ridge walk from the Klingenstock to the Fronalpstock. Take the chairlift and cable car or descend on foot down to Schwyzerhöhe and via Morschach forest to Brunnen and the lake.

 

Walking time: approx. 5 hours | Distance: 16 km (not including cableways, etc.) | Total elevation gain: 398 m (including cableways, etc.: 1,731 m) | Total elevation loss: 915 m (including cableways, etc.: 1,922 m).

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,927 m
Lowest point
435 m
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Rest Stop

Seminar- und Wellnesshotel Stoos
Swiss Holiday Park
Berghotel Stooshüttä
Gipfelrestaurant & Hotel Fronalpstock
Alpwirtschaft Laui
Restaurant Mattli Antoniushaus
Ferienhof Rüti und Camping
Wildi's Dorfcafé
Gasthaus Bergsonne
Gasthaus Restaurant Balmberg mit Mosi-Bar
Restaurant Hirschen
Ristorante - Pizzeria Buongustaio
Restaurant Sonne
Regio Shop - Café - Kiosk
Axenstein

Safety information

T3: demanding mountain hiking. 

 

• Good surefootedness

• Average navigation skills

• Elementary alpine experience

Tips and hints

This stage is part of the long-distance Tell Trail, which runs through the whole of Central Switzerland in eight stages.

 

Further information on the Tell Trail: www.luzern.com/telltrail

Start

Muotathal - "Hintere Brücke" bus stop (626 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'701'510E 1'203'269N
DD
46.972732, 8.772677
DMS
46°58'21.8"N 8°46'21.6"E
UTM
32T 482708 5202159
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Destination

Brunnen, landing stage

Turn-by-turn directions

Start with a leisurely hike along the wild Muota to Schlattli and the terminus of the Schwyz-Stoos funicular railway. The steepest funicular in the world takes you to spectacular heights and the car-free mountain village of Stoos. The subsequent ridge hike from the Klingenstock to the Fronalpstock is a classic with superb views and a thrilling panorama encompassing turquoise-blue Lake Lucerne and 10 other Swiss lakes. The trail continues from the Schwyzerhöhe to Brunnen, bringing the day to an idyllic end.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Mit dem Zug bis nach Schwyz. Von dort weiter mit dem Bus an die Talstation der Stoosbahnen.

Parking

Kostenpflichtige Parkplätze direkt bei der Talstation der Standseilbahn Schwyz-Stoos.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'701'510E 1'203'269N
DD
46.972732, 8.772677
DMS
46°58'21.8"N 8°46'21.6"E
UTM
32T 482708 5202159
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy footwear.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
27.9 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
398 m
Descent
817 m
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