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Rigi Burggeist - Guetsch - Hinter Dossen - Rigi Burggeist (4.0km)

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Rigi Burggeist - Nuestafel - Altstafel - Guetsch (vista point) - Hinter Dossen - Rigi Burggeist

On this snowshoe trail you will enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the Alps and central of Switzerland. 

moderate
Distance 3.9 km
1:45 h
187 m
187 m
1,598 m
1,437 m
This snowshoe trail offers you a unique experience away from the mainstreams. The starting point and destination is Rigi Burggeist. The circular trail is approx. 4 km long and can be finished in approx. 120 minutes, depending on your fitness level. The snowshoe tours on Rigi Scheidegg-Burggeist are secret favourites of all snow sports enthusiasts. The paths are not groomed and offer winter hikers an incomparable mountain experience on untouched paths. Snowshoes and sticks can be rented in mountain restaurant Rigi Burggeist. Also in this mountain guesthouse you will recieve a map for this snowshoe tour.

For your information 

You can find the current operating status of the railways and hiking trails here.

In order to let our next generation also be inspired from the Queen of the Mountains, may we ask you to dispose of your own waste at Rigi Stations. Thank you.

Author’s recommendation

I really recommend you to have a refreshment before or after the hike in the cosy mountain inn Rigi Burggeist.
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Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege
Update: November 01, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
1,598 m
Lowest point
1,437 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Rest stops

Berggasthaus Rigi-Burggeist
Berggasthaus Rigi Scheidegg

Safety information

Please always follow the marked snowshoe trails.

Tips and hints

Den Wildtieren zuliebe:

  • Im Winter brauchen Wildtiere ruhige Rückzugsgebiete, um überleben zu können. Bleiben Sie bitte auf der Route, damit die Wildtiere nicht gestört werden.
  • Wir bitten Sie, Ihren Hund an der Leine zu führen.

 

Start

Rigi Burggeist (1,551 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'682'555E 1'208'835N
DD
47.025423, 8.524616
DMS
47°01'31.5"N 8°31'28.6"E
UTM
32T 463875 5208099
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Destination

Rigi Burggeist

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Burggeist (1551 m) - Nuestafel - Altstafel (1433 m) - Guetsch (Aussichtspunkt) - Hinter Dossen (1545 m) - Rigi Burggeist  (1551 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can reach the starting point of the snowshoe hike - Rigi Burggeist, via Goldau with the cable car Kraebel-Rigi Scheidegg. The short walk from Rigi Scheidegg to Rigi Burggeist takes 15 minutes.

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Getting there

Brunnen - Gersau - Aerial cable car "Obergschwend-Rigi Burggeist" - Rigi Burggeist

Parking

At cable car valley stations Kraebel - Rigi - Scheidegg and Obergschwend - Rigi Burggeist are parking spaces avaliable. Fees apply.

Further information on getting there and parking

 

However, we recommend you to arrive by public transportations instead of cars: just lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'682'555E 1'208'835N
DD
47.025423, 8.524616
DMS
47°01'31.5"N 8°31'28.6"E
UTM
32T 463875 5208099
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

High profiled winter equipments are needed: hiking boots, rain jacket, drink, food and walking sticks when possible.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.9 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
187 m
Descent
187 m
Highest point
1,598 m
Lowest point
1,437 m
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