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Round Hike Rigi Burggeist (6.0km)

Snowshoeing · Central Switzerland
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  • / Aussicht Rigi Scheidegg
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Rigi Burggeist - Hinter Dossen - Schneealp - Scheidegg (viewpoint) - Scheidegghütttli - Rigi Burggeist

An insider tip for all snowshoe lovers is the Rigi Scheidegg-Burggeist area. Here you can enjoy the absolute peace and quiet of the alpine world.

moderate
Distance 4 km
2:00 h
155 m
155 m
1,653 m
1,546 m

Central Switzerland: panoramic snowshoe circular hike

The Scheidegg roud walk can be used as a hiking trail or as a snowshoe trail. The starting and finishing point of the hike is Rigi Burggeist. Along the way you will cover about 100 metres in altitude and the hike takes between 90-120 minutes, depending on your fitness level. The paths are not groomed and will give you a special hiking experience. Snowshoes and sticks can be rented at the Rigi Burggeist mountain inn. You can also get a map for this snowshoe tour at the mountain inn.

For your information

You can find the current operating status of the lifts and sledge runs here.

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

I recommend you enjoy a fine Gersau cheesepie in the mountain inn Scheidegg or Burggeist.
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Update: January 10, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,653 m
Lowest point
1,546 m
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Rest stops

Berggasthaus Rigi-Burggeist
Berggasthaus Rigi Scheidegg

Safety information

Please always stay on the marked trails.

Tips and hints

For the sake of the wild animals:In winter, wild animals need quiet retreats to survive. Please stay on the toboggan run so that the those animals are not disturbed.

Start

Rigi Burggeist (1,550 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'682'549E 1'208'832N
DD
47.025394, 8.524537
DMS
47°01'31.4"N 8°31'28.3"E
UTM
32T 463869 5208095
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Destination

Rigi Burggeist

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Burggeist (1551 m) - Hinter Doessen (1545 m) - Schneealp - Scheidegg (1656 m) (viewpoint) - Scheidegghütttli (1597 m) - Rigi Burggeist(1551 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Good accessible by train and bus

Rigi Burggeist, the starting point of this snowshoe hike, can be reached via Goldau with the Kräbel-Rigi Scheidegg cable car. The short walk from Rigi Scheidegg to Rigi Burggeist takes 15 minutes.

Here to timetable

Getting there

Via Brunnen - Gersau - Obergschwend.

With the Obergschwend-Rigi Burggeist cable car to Rigi Burggeist.

Parking

There are plenty parking spaces avaliable at the cable car station. Fees apply.

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

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'682'549E 1'208'832N
DD
47.025394, 8.524537
DMS
47°01'31.4"N 8°31'28.3"E
UTM
32T 463869 5208095
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy winter equipment: weather-adjusted winter outdoor clothing, hiking boots with a good profile, food & drinks.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
155 m
Descent
155 m
Highest point
1,653 m
Lowest point
1,546 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip

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