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Creation Path Part 1

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  • Weg der Schöpfung: idyllischer Bauernhof auf dem Weg ins Muotathal
    / Weg der Schöpfung: idyllischer Bauernhof auf dem Weg ins Muotathal
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Geschäftsstelle Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Bei St. Karl Illgau
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Geschäftsstelle Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Bei St. Karl Illgau
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Geschäftsstelle Schwyzer Wanderwege
m 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Oberberg St. Karl Morschach, Post Restaurant Aufiberg Illgau Dorf Wildi's Dorfcafé Schwyz, Stoosbahn Kino Muotathal Suworow-Brücke Valley Pub

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.

difficult
Distance 20.9 km
7:00 h
992 m
1,014 m

Part 1a:

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). 

 

Part 1b:

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.

Author’s recommendation

Antoniushaus Mattli, Morschach Antoniushaus Mattli 

Hildegardhotel St. Karl Hildegardhotel

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Author
Erhard Gick 
Update: May 20, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,189 m
Lowest point
538 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Valley Pub
Berggasthaus Hand
Restaurant Sigristenhaus
Swiss Holiday Park Restaurants Panorama, Pizzeria Il Gusto und Schwiizer Stube
Restaurant Bellevue
Wildi's Dorfcafé
Restaurant Aufiberg

Safety information

Antoniushaus Mattli, Morschach Antoniushaus Mattli 

Hildegardhotel St. Karl Hildegardhotel

Start

Morschach (632 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'689'538E 1'203'604N
DD
46.977471, 8.615443
DMS
46°58'38.9"N 8°36'55.6"E
UTM
32T 470751 5202732
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Destination

Muotathal

Turn-by-turn directions

The route starts at Antoniushaus Mattli, via Laui, Dägenbalm, Trümlenen to Schwyzerhöchi, descent to Oberschönenbuch, then towards Schlattli, ascent to Uf Ibrig (Aufiberg). Continue via Blätzli, Halten, Chaisten to Handgruobi (Hand), via Gründel to the stopover at St. Karl. Descent via Wart to Illgau, at the end of the village descent onto the valley floor to the sand, via Boden to Will and Muotathal.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By SBB to Brunnen railway station SBB timetable

Auto AG Schwyz Line 2 Schwyz-Brunnen with Line 4 from Brunnen to Morschach Timetable AAGS

Getting there

By car on the A4 to the Mositunnel exit, then turn off to Morschach. 

Parking

Parking in the village (chargeable). 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'689'538E 1'203'604N
DD
46.977471, 8.615443
DMS
46°58'38.9"N 8°36'55.6"E
UTM
32T 470751 5202732
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Hiking 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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • 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.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
20.9 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
992 m
Descent
1,014 m
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