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Path of creation

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  • Weg der Schoepfung idyllischer Bauernhof auf dem Weg ins Muotathal
    / Weg der Schoepfung idyllischer Bauernhof auf dem Weg ins Muotathal
    Photo: Marcel Truttmann, Geschäftsstelle Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Dorf Stoos
    Photo: Marcel Truttmann, Geschäftsstelle Schwyzer Wanderwege
m 1500 1000 500 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 km Alpkäserei Pfyl Tröligen Restaurant Bödeli Schwyz, Stoosbahn Oberberg St. Karl Alpwirtschaft Tröligen Suworow-Brücke Wannentritt Muotathal, hintere Brücke
The Path of Creation is a three-part spiritual path that leads through a landscape that is as beautiful as it is varied, which is always new to look at and amaze, and which brings you into contact with the created world. Along the way there are oak columns with contemplative and stimulating texts by Jacqueline Keune. Being on the move means more than just movement.
difficult
Distance 43.8 km
15:56 h
2,278 m
2,278 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.  

 

Part 2:
The hiking and mountain trails of the third stage are well developed and almost never lead over asphalted roads. It leads over extensive alpine pastures, through shady woodland, wonderful flower meadows or impressive valley crossings.From the St. Josef monastery, the Muota hiking trail leads along the Muota to Hinterthal and from there along the deep ravine of the Hüribach up to Stali (Pt. 907). A short stretch downhill and the forest road branches off to the left to Frutt and on to Goldplangg. The following mountain path over the Wannentritt and various Stoos Alps takes hikers to the winter and health resort of Stoos. From there the path follows the old road to Morschach, where the destination of the stage is Antoniushaus Mattli.

Author’s recommendation

Antonius House Mattli, Morschach Antonius House Mattli

Hildegardhotel St. Karl Hildegardhotel

A detour below Geissbützen to Alp Tröligen, the largest alpine cheese dairy on Stoos (with catering and shopping facilities).

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Erhard Gick / Schwyzer Wanderwege
Update: November 14, 2019
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
1,622 m
Lowest point
538 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel Mattli Antoniushaus
Restaurant Aufiberg
Berggasthaus Hand
Restaurant Sigristenhaus
Restaurant Bödeli
Alpwirtschaft Tröligen
Restaurant Skihaus Ibach
Gasthaus Balmberg
Seminar- und Wellnesshotel Stoos

Start

Morschach (632 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'689'535E 1'203'598N
DD
46.977411, 8.615390
DMS
46°58'38.7"N 8°36'55.4"E
UTM
32T 470747 5202725
w3w 
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Destination

Morschach

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.From St. Josef monastery, the Muota hiking trail leads along the Muota to Hinterthal, then towards Frutt, Grindsblacken, Suterlis Hütte, Föhnenhütte. Keep right towards Uf den Gütschen, then through Goldplangg to Wannentritt. Via Laubgarten to Geissbützen, Rinderchruteren, Brunnerboden to the village of Stoos. In the village to the mountain station of the cable car Morschach-Stoos, to the right of it into the forest and over the old Stoos road (Stoos forest) to the Nägelisgärtli. Via Dägenbalm to the stage town of Mattli.

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
2'689'535E 1'203'598N
DD
46.977411, 8.615390
DMS
46°58'38.7"N 8°36'55.4"E
UTM
32T 470747 5202725
w3w 
///neater.remotest.stood
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Wanderschuhe mit gutem Profil oder Treckingschuhe, Regenjacke, Getränk, Verpflegung, eventuell Stöcke.

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
43.8 km
Duration
15:56 h
Ascent
2,278 m
Descent
2,278 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Insider tip

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  • 2 Stages
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 1
Distance 20.9 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 992 m
Descent 1,014 m

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 ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 23.5 km
Duration 8:42 h
Ascent 1,510 m
Descent 1,500 m

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