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Witzwander Trail

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    Photo: Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus GmbH, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: Manuela Gili, Schwyz Tourismus
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    Photo: Manuela Gili, Schwyz Tourismus
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    Photo: Manuela Gili, Schwyz Tourismus
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Easy hike in varied terrain, from the Schlattli bus stop to Muotathal (or vice versa). Most of the way leads along the Muota, past idyllic, partly shady resting places and benches, with a fireplace half way. For personal entertainment there are 25 boards with typical Muotathal jokes along the way.
easy
7.9 km
2:00 h
56 m
5 m

A Muotathaler led a tourist to the Wasserbergfirst. At the top of the ridge the inexperienced mountaineer was dizzy and he crawled on all fours towards the cross. The Muotathaler turned to him in astonishment and said: "Chash frööli uufstaa, ä schlasch dr Grind niänä aa!

From the Schlattli to the church bridge in the Muotathal there are 25 tree trunks with such and similar anecdotes from our valley. According to the character of the people they are mostly unexpected, supplementary answers; dry and sometimes a little hearty in nature. The punch line often lies in the ambiguity of the language and makes you smile. The two-hour hike is easy to manage and offers something for both physical and mental training. Here is another Müsterli:

Two women prayed the rosary alternately on the annual 'um's Wasser' (for water) prayer tour. After ten 'Hail Mary,' one woman said to the other: "I have a tough time! To which the person spoke to replied: "I would not like to be afraid". 

The path is marked with special hiking trail signs.

Author’s recommendation

At Fälmis natural event. Huge rock fall Brand, at the foot of the Zinglenflue.
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Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus / Schwyzer Wanderwege
Updated: July 24, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
612 m
Lowest point
552 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Gasthaus Post
Restaurant Alpenrösli
Bäckerei Conditorei Schelbert

Safety information

Power plant operation on the Muota, the water level can suddenly rise. Observe warning signs.

Tips, hints and links

Muotathal offers various specialities. The valley is famous for its alp cheese (available in various village shops).

Start

Schlattli bus stop (old funicular railway) (570 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'693'540E 1'205'291N
DD
46.992088, 8.668374
DMS
46°59'31.5"N 8°40'06.1"E
UTM
32T 474784 5204338
w3w 
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Destination

Muotathal village

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike begins at the Schlattli bus station, at the valley station of the old Stoos cable car. A few metres along the sidewalk, then turn right and walk towards the Selgis dam. Cross the dam and walk along the lake to Selgis point 554, then along the Muota to Blackerli and Fälmis. Via Weid to the village of Muotathal. Keep right at the Muota bridge, southeast you reach the village of Muotathal (near Schachen).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take the SBB to Schwyz-Seewen railway station; Auto AG Schwyz line 1 towards Muotathal SBB timetable AAGS timetable 

Getting there

Drive towards Muotathal in Schwyz. The valley station is directly on the road.

Address of Schwyz-Stoos funicular railway valley station:

Stoosbahnen AG, Grundstrasse 230, 6430 Schwyz

Parking

Stoosbahn valley station funicular car park (chargeable).

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'693'540E 1'205'291N
DD
46.992088, 8.668374
DMS
46°59'31.5"N 8°40'06.1"E
UTM
32T 474784 5204338
w3w 
///enacted.winter.crescendo
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Zwischen der vorderen Brücke und der Gietzenenbrücke kreuzt der Witzwanderweg die Schusslinie des Schiessstandes Fluhhof. Informationen zu diesem Wegabschnitt.

 

An den Stationen der Stoosbahnen sind kostenlose Prospekte mit Informationen zum Gratwanderweg vorhanden:

Erlebniskarte Stoos, Wanderkarte Region Stoos-Muotatal, Prospekt Witzwanderweg

Author’s map recommendations

Im Regio Shop an der Talstation der Standseilbahn sind Schwyzer Wanderkarten vorhanden:

Zum Webshop

Equipment

Hiking shoes with good profile or trekking shoes rain jacket drink catering, possibly sticks.

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Reviews

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Ursula Koller
July 28, 2020 · Community
Für ältere Semester: Oberer Teil nicht an heissen Tagen!! Kein Schatten und wenige Sitzbänke.
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Armin Scharlach
May 01, 2019 · Community
Anfänger geeignet da sehr schön ohne große Höhenunterschiede. In Muothatal kann man auf der anderen Flussseite einen sehr schmalen etwas anspruchsvolleren Weg das erste Drittel zurück alternativ laufen
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.9 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
56 m
Descent
5 m
Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cultural/historical value Suitable for strollers Point to Point

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