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The Seebodenalp Glacier Trail

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  • Gletscherspur Seebodenalp
    / Gletscherspur Seebodenalp
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Gäste-Service Rigi
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  • / Gletscherspur Seebodenalp
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Gletscherspur Seebodenalp
    Photo: Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Sicht von der Seebodenalp Richtung Rigi Kulm
    Photo: RALPH WELLINGwelling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Gletscherspur Seebodenalp
    Photo: RALPH WELLINGwelling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Gletscherspur Seebodenalp
    Photo: RALPH WELLINGwelling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Alpwirtschaft Ruodisegg
    Photo: RALPH WELLINGwelling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Alpwirtschaft Holderen
    Photo: RALPH WELLINGwelling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Holderen mit Rigi Kulm im Hintergrund
    Photo: RALPH WELLINGwelling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Wegweiser bei der Bergstation der Luftseilbahn Küssnacht - Seebodenalp
    Photo: RALPH WELLINGwelling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
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Parking Seebodenalp-Alp Ruodisegg-Hinterer Boden-Holderen-Parking Seebodenalp

Search for traces of glaciers on the Seebodenalp! One of the themes of the Glacier Trail is the last Ice Age, and it attempts to make this part of nature more comprehensible.

easy
4.9 km
1:30 h
102 m
109 m

The trail follows a circular panoramic route from the Seebodenalp car-park to Alp Ruodisegg and then on via Hinterer Boden and Holderen back to the car-park. There is an information board at the starting point in the Seebodenalp car-park. This tells visitors about the trail and where the other information panels are, as well as places to stop for a rest, and barbecue sites. Like the other trails in canton Schwyz, the Glacier Trail is easily accessible. Sensitive habitats are deliberately protected or given a wide berth.

15 clear and concise information panels tell visitors about topics such as land improvement, glaciology, landslips, protected forests, biodiversity, spring water, timber production and traditional alpine farming on the Seeboden alp.

For your information

In order to let our next generation also could enjoy the beauty of the Rigi, we would like to ask you to dispose of your own waste in the waste bins which are located at all of the stations of RIGI BAHNEN AG. Thank you.

Author’s recommendation

Ich finde, dass sich diese Wanderung perfekt als Familienausflug eignet.
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Updated: April 24, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,121 m
Lowest point
1,019 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel Restaurant Rigi Seebodenalp
Alpwirtschaft Ruodisegg
Grod-Beizli

Start

Parking lot Seebodenalp (1,025 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'678'108E 1'213'811N
DD
47.070719, 8.466987
DMS
47°04'14.6"N 8°28'01.2"E
UTM
32T 459530 5213160
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Destination

Parking lot Seebodenalp

Turn-by-turn directions

Parkplatz Seebodenalp (1020 m) - Alp Ruodisegg (1040 m) - Hinterer Boden (1043 m) - Holderen (1116 m) - Parkplatz Seebodenalp (1020 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Good accessible by train and bus

The cable car Küssnacht - Seebodenalp takes you comfortably to the starting point of the hike.

Here to timetable

Getting there

It is also possible reached by car. You will reach the parking lot Seebodenalp.

However, we recommend public transport instead of cars: lean back, be stress-free and do something good for the environment.

Parking

At the valley station of the cable car Seebodenalp as well as on the Seebodenalp itself there are paid parking spaces available.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'678'108E 1'213'811N
DD
47.070719, 8.466987
DMS
47°04'14.6"N 8°28'01.2"E
UTM
32T 459530 5213160
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Festes Schuhwerk und dem Wetter angepasste Kleidung empfohlen. 

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.9 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
102 m
Descent
109 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Geological highlights Suitable for strollers

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