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Vitznau Circular Walk

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  • Vitznau mit Blick auf den Bürgenstock
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    Photo: Tourist Information Weggis (Luzern Tourismus AG), Weggis-Vitznau
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See Vitznau from a different perspecitve.
moderate
Distance 5.1 km
1:42 h
199 m
199 m
This signposted circular trail features the many different facets Vitznau has to offer such as its fascinating flora and diverse history as well as offering spectacular views of the lake and mountains.
Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
568 m
Lowest point
435 m
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Start

Boat station Vitznau (435 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'679'374E 1'207'038N
DD
47.009649, 8.482466
DMS
47°00'34.7"N 8°28'56.9"E
UTM
32T 460661 5206366
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Destination

Boat station Vitznau

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail begins at the lakeside landing stage, which is also where you’ll find the Vitznau-Rigi-Bahn railway station. A short walk along the lake and then a brief ascent takes you past the Vitznau campsite, after which you carry on up along the protective dam until you reach the Hundsbuch Hunt Society’s Norli hunting lodge. You soon come to a little barbecue spot, where you can have a rest. The climbing wall opposite is open to the public on certain days. After a foray through the village, you come across Vitznau’s landmark: the imposing Mühlebach waterfall. After proceeding past the greenhouses you arrive at the Plattenbänkli vantage point. After crossing the rack railway track, the trail climbs steadily along Wilenstrasse. The views are certainly worth the effort. At least 1.5 km further on, the trail forks left and you follow the mountain path along the delightful stream down to Seestrasse. From there follow the path along the lake back to the centre of Vitznau.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'679'374E 1'207'038N
DD
47.009649, 8.482466
DMS
47°00'34.7"N 8°28'56.9"E
UTM
32T 460661 5206366
w3w 
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Jürgen Wintner
December 10, 2019 · Community
GPS-track ist nicht ganz korrekt.
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When did you do this route? December 10, 2019
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Torsten Pehns
June 17, 2019 · Community
Wunderschöner Weg um Vitznau. Lange Strecken durch Wald in entlang von Bächen.
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When did you do this route? June 17, 2019
Photo: Torsten Pehns, Community
Photo: Torsten Pehns, Community
Photo: Torsten Pehns, Community
Photo: Torsten Pehns, Community

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.1 km
Duration
1:42 h
Ascent
199 m
Descent
199 m
Public-transport-friendly Loop Family friendly

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