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Hiking: Schwyzer Höhenweg

The glory of the world

"Around the glory of the world" Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was taken aback when he saw the panoramic view from the top of the Rigi. This magnificent mountain world will accompany you for several days on your hike along the Schwyzer Höhenweg. The first picturesque stopover is the Seebodenalp, which is considered one of the most beautiful vantage points in Central Switzerland.

No less spectacular is the tour up to the Wildspitz. The traces of the Goldau landslide are still clearly visible from its summit. The towering rock pyramids of the Grossen and Kleinen Mythen rise up in front of you on the last stages. The hike through this spectacular massif is the crowning glory of your hiking tour and will amaze you with the splendour of the Schwyz mountains.

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Itinerary

The Seebodenalp is one of the most beautiful vantage terraces in the Swiss Alpine foothills. It can be enjoyed at leisure, because it’s close to the Rigi Staffel. From Staffel to Kulm you can enjoy the company of rail travellers.

approx. 4 h
approx. 10 km
1'200 m
50 m

Down between the Rigi Kulm and the ridge leading to Rigi Scheidegg. Views of the Gnipen with the area where the Goldau rockslide started in 1806. Plenty of time in Goldau for a detour to the animal park. 

approx. 2.5 h
approx. 10 km
20 m
1'100 m

The area of the rock slide is still impressive, with masses of debris and boulders and unusual vegetation now reclaiming the area. The Wildspitz, the highest mountain in Canton Zug, offers superb views of the lakes of Central Switzerland.

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 15 km
1'200 m
950 m

After a demanding climb, the Hochstuckli is worth a detour. Panoramic views of the Mythen and Canton Schwyz. Then a gentle descent to Haggenegg, where the Schwyzer Höhenweg (high-level trail) and the Jakobsweg (Route of St. James) cross paths.

approx. 4 h
approx. 10 km
870 m
245 m

A tour under the spell of the Mythen, which are skirted to the “rear”. Seen from the Furggelenstock, the Grosse Mythen looks deceptively like the Matterhorn. Einsiedeln is famous for its magnificent monastery church and well-preserved village centre.

approx. 6 h
approx. 20 km
860 m
1'365 m

Tour character

You should be in good physical condition for the steep climbs in the Schwyz region. The paths are well signposted and easy to follow. Sure-footedness is especially necessary for the passage in the landslide area above Goldau.

The Schwyzer Höhenweg at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Küssnacht am Rigi
  Season 1
12.06.2021 - 03.07.2021
18.09.2021 - 26.09.2021

every day
Season 2
04.07.2021 - 17.09.2021

every day
Schwyzer Höhenweg, 7 days TO, CH-ZSWKE-07X
Base price
859.-
909.-
Surcharge Single Room 215.- 215.-

Category: Middle-class hotels and mountain guesthouses

Season 1
Jun 12, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021
every day
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day
Schwyzer Höhenweg, 7 days TO, CH-ZSWKE-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
859.-
215.-
909.-
215.-

Category: Middle-class hotels and mountain guesthouses

Season 1
Jun 12, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Einsiedeln
Extra night single room (BB)
Extra night double room (BB)
119.-
79.-
119.-
79.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Küssnacht am Rigi
  Season 1
Jun 12, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021

every day
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

every day
Einsiedeln
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • GPS data available
  • Service hotline

Please note:

  • Cable car ride Holzegg – Brunni is not included in the price.
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Parking spaces at Küssnacht am Rigi station. CHF 6 per day.
  • Return journey by train via Biberbrugg to Küssnacht am Rigi. Duration: approx. 45 minutes.   
Travel documents

Travel documents "analogous"

By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details.
  • Official guidebook «Cycling Switzerland»
  • maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

Travel documents "digital"

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual vouchers

En route  you will inform yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free  apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.

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