Path of Creation, Stages 1 and 2
The Way of Creation is a spiritual trail in three stages. The varied landscape is a constant source of amazement at nature. If you are on the move here, you are looking for a stop and simplicity.
From Morschach-Mattli, the path climbs about 100 metres to the Schwyzerhöchi, before descending leisurely to Oberschönenbuch. Hikers then follow the flat natural road to Schlattli (Pt. 569) and climb up the opposite side of the valley to Uf Ibrig. After the ascent, a pleasant intermediate section follows along the Ober Gibel. Via the Chaisten reed area, the mountain path reaches the Handgruebi, where the last stretch over the Gründel leads to the end of the stage at St. Karl (Pt. 1165).
From the Hildegard-Hotel St. Karl at 1165 metres above sea level, the mountain path descends steadily towards Illgau on the sunny southern slope and from there along the old escape route down to the Muota valley (pt. 582). After a short stretch of trottoir, the path branches off towards Wigetli/Tristel and runs along the rushing Muota to the Wil district. The St. Josef monastery can be seen from afar.
Rest StopValley Pub
Swiss Holiday Park Restaurants Panorama, Pizzeria Il Gusto und Schwiizer Stube
Antoniushaus Mattli, Morschach Antoniushaus Mattli
Hildegardhotel St. Karl Hildegardhotel
Getting thereBy car on the A4 to the Mositunnel exit, then turn off to Morschach.
ParkingParking in the village (chargeable).
EquipmentHiking boots with good profile or trekking boots, rain jacket, drink, food, possibly sticks.
Basic Equipment for Nature Trails
- Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
- Comfortable clothing
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.