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Hiking Trail recommended route Stage 3

Tell-Trail stage 3: Brunnen - Rigi Kaltbad - Lucerne

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  • On the way on the Rigi
    On the way on the Rigi
    Photo: Switzerland Tourism / Silvano Zeiter, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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The third stage of the Tell Trail leads from Brunnen over the Gätterli pass to Rigi Kaltbad. Then it's a cog railway ride down to Vitznau followed by a boat trip to Lucerne.
moderate
Distance 37.8 km
5:00 h
843 m
534 m
1,657 m
432 m
A wonderful panorama of the nearby peaks accompanies you along the entire route today. From the shores of Lake Lucerne in Brunnen, you float up to the Urmiberg by cable car. This is followed by a challenging hike over the Gätterli pass, past the Berggasthaus Burggeist mountain inn. Lots of photo opportunities, including at the Känzeli vantage point. The views of fjord-like Lake Lucerne are overwhelming. Shortly afterwards you reach Rigi Kaltbad. Take the cog railway down to Vitznau and the boat to Lucerne.

 

Walking time: approx. 5 hours | Distance: 16 km (not including cableway, railway and boat) | Total elevation gain: 843 m ( including cableway, etc.: 1,537 m) | Total elevation loss: 430  m (including cableway, etc.: 1,537 m)

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Laila Bosco
Update: July 06, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,657 m
Lowest point
432 m
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Rest stops

Restaurant Timpelweid
Restaurant Gätterlipass
Rigi Burggeist
Berggasthaus Rigi-Burggeist
Berggasthaus Rigi Scheidegg
Berghaus Unterstetten
Alpwirtschaft Chäserenholz
Gasthaus Rigi-Bärenstube
Restaurant Bahnhöfli
Rigi Kulm-Hotel
Restaurant BärgGnuss
Hotel Rigi Kulm
Kessiboden
Gourmet Restaurant Regina Montium
Hotel Edelweiss
Bistro by Regina Montium
Panorama Restaurant
Hotel Rigi Kaltbad
Gratalp Stübli
Hotel Alpina
Hotel Restaurant Alpina

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

Brunnen - landing stage (435 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'688'745E 1'205'400N
DD
46.993731, 8.605365
DMS
46°59'37.4"N 8°36'19.3"E
UTM
32T 469994 5204543
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Destination

Lucerne

Turn-by-turn directions

A wonderful panorama of the nearby peaks accompanies you along the entire route today. From the shores of Lake Lucerne in Brunnen, you float up to the Urmiberg by cable car. This is followed by a challenging hike over the Gätterli pass, past the Berggasthaus Burggeist mountain inn. Lots of photo opportunities, including at the Känzeli vantage point. The views of fjord-like Lake Lucerne are overwhelming. Shortly afterwards you reach Rigi Kaltbad. Take the cog railway down to Vitznau and the boat to Lucerne.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Mit dem Zug oder per Schiff nach Brunnen.

Parking

Auf dem Gemeindeparkplatz in Brunnen stehen Parkplätze zur Verfügung.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'688'745E 1'205'400N
DD
46.993731, 8.605365
DMS
46°59'37.4"N 8°36'19.3"E
UTM
32T 469994 5204543
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy footwear.

Questions and answers

Question from Elodie Karlen · August 20, 2021 · Community
halo, gibt es ein Hütte oder hotel zum schlafen in die Berge. Gegen Brunnen?
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Rating

5.0
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So Woh 
July 02, 2022 · Community
So hat die Bewertung „traumhaft schön“ abgegeben.
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Mary Begré
June 19, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? June 17, 2021
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
37.8 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
843 m
Descent
534 m
Highest point
1,657 m
Lowest point
432 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent

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