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Winter hiking on Seebodenalp

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Seebodenalp - Alp Raeb - Seebodenalp 

To escape from the foggy weather in the valley, a trip to Seebodenalp is definitly worth a visit. True to the motto "Grey below - Blue above"

 

 

 

easy
Distance 2.1 km
1:00 h
54 m
1 m

These wonderful winter hiking trails at the foot of the Rigi Kulm invite you to take a gateaway from the stress and hectic pace of one's daily life. Cosy mountain inns adorn the beautifully signposted route. The Raebalp alpine restaurant, the Holderenhuette and the Grodstuebli will indulge you with local specialities and guarantee cosy places to stop for some refreshments. The starting and ending  points both are the mountain cable car station of the Küssnacht-Seebodenalp. A large car park is located just directly next to the mountain station.

This easy winter hiking trail is suitable for both young and old and offers unique wide views overlooking the sea of fog.

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 recommend you after this wonderful round tour, order a refreshing local Rigi beer in Hotel Seebodenalp.
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Update: August 27, 2019
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
1,074 m
Lowest point
1,020 m
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Rest Stop

Alpwirtschaft Ruodisegg
Hotel Restaurant Rigi-Seebodenalp
Hotel Restaurant Rigi Seebodenalp
Alpwirtschaft Ruodisegg

Safety information

Please always follow the marked winter hiking trails.

Start

Mountain station/Car park Seebodenalp (1,020 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'678'084E 1'213'619N
DD
47.068988, 8.466639
DMS
47°04'08.4"N 8°27'59.9"E
UTM
32T 459503 5212968
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Destination

Mountain station/Car park Seebodenalp

Turn-by-turn directions

Mountain station Seebodenalp (1020 m) - Alp Raeb (1124 m) - Mountain station Seebodenalp (1020 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Arrival is conveniently by train and bus. Take the train to Küssnacht am Rigi, then by bus to Küssnacht am Rigi cable car stop (Küssnacht Seilbahnstation). From there you can take the cable car up to Seebodenalp.

Click here to timetable

SBB timetable

 

Getting there

A4 highway, exit Küssnacht, follow the street sign to cable car station

Parking

Parking spaces at valley and mountain stations of Seebodenalp 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
2'678'084E 1'213'619N
DD
47.068988, 8.466639
DMS
47°04'08.4"N 8°27'59.9"E
UTM
32T 459503 5212968
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.

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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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Seebodenalp, Parkplatz am 24.9.2015

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.1 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
54 m
Descent
1 m
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