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Rigi Chestnut Trail: sector Vitznau - Gersau

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
7.0 km
Travel time
approx. 2 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Rigi Chestnut Trail: sector Vitznau - Gersau
Waldstätterweg
Photo: Tourist Information Weggis (Luzern Tourismus AG), Weggis-Vitznau
Rigi Chestnut Trail: sector Vitznau - Gersau
Waldstätterweg
Photo: Tourist Information Weggis (Luzern Tourismus AG), Weggis-Vitznau
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The complete Rigi Chestnut Trail stretches from Immensee to Brunnen.
The trail provides information about the sources of chestnuts in the Mt. Rigi region.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Difficulty
Unknown
Condition
0 / 6
Ascent
253 m
Descent
260 m
Best Time of Year
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Directions
Leaving Vitznau, the path continues southwards along the Gotthardstrasse towards Gersau and the County of Schwyz. En route enjoy the wonderful views of the bay of Lucerne. From the “Milch Bänkli” continue through the woods and meadows to Unterlinden. From here the route becomes more challenging, passing an area rich in flora to “Menschenacher” 750 m a.s.I. This superb lookout point has a panoramic view comprising of the Klewenalp, the Stanserhorn, the Bürgenstock and the Pilatus, as well as the bays of Lucerne, Horw, Gersau and Buochs. The last part of the walk passes through meadows and woods before descending into the historic Republic of Gersau. Here you can either take the bus or boat back to your starting point.
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Parking
Parking in the centre of Vitznau
Arrival / Return journey
From the motorway exit Küssnacht follow the main street to Vitznau
Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport
- By boat from Lucerne to Vitznau

- With train and bus from Lucerne via Küssnacht to Vitznau

- Bus and boat from Gersau