Stages: Brunnen - Rigi-Scheidegg | Schwyzer Valley & Summit Tour

Hiking Trail
14.0 km
Travel time
6 h
Stages: Brunnen - Rigi-Scheidegg | Schwyzer Valley & Summit Tour
Blick über den Vierwaldstättersee Richtung Beckenried
Photo: Marcel Truttmann, Schwyzer Wanderwege
Stages: Brunnen - Rigi-Scheidegg | Schwyzer Valley & Summit Tour
Aussicht Rigi Scheidegg
Photo: Rita Baggenstos, Schwyzer Wanderwege
After you have enjoyed the promenade at the beginning of the hike, you will soon head uphill towards Urmiberg, where you can admire the fountains and Lake Uri from above. Then it goes steadily towards the Rigi-Scheidegg, take a visit to the vista point 'Gottertli' when possible. 
At the beginning of the approximately 2 ½-hour hike, you stroll leisurely along the lake promenade of Brunnen, before going uphill. You should not underestimate the somewhat steep climb towards Urmiberg. Once at the top, the fabulous view of the Schwyzer basin and Lake Uri opens up for you.

The small detour to Gottertli you should definitely plan. From the Gottertli the small and the big myths as well as the lakes of Zug and Lauerzer are spectacular to see. Once you have reached the Gätterlipass, continue uphill towards Rigi Burggeist. About 30 minutes later you reach the destination. A fantastic 360 ° panoramic view of the Rigi Scheidegg Arche as well as food and drink in the mountain inns make up for the hiking exertions. The Kräbel cable car takes you via Rigi Bahnen to Goldau, where there are SBB connections in all directions.


The current operating condition of the railways and hiking trails can be found here.

So that future generations can enjoy the Queen of the Mountains, we ask you to dispose of your waste at the stations of the Rigi railways. Thank you.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Point of arrival
4 / 6
1375 m
189 m
Best Time of Year
May, June, July, August, September, October

From the fountain the path leads to Urmiberg. The Urmiberg is considered the local mountain of Brunnen. It towers upright 1140 meters at the western end of the village.First you walk comfortably along the lake promenade in Brunnen and along the Muota to the valley station of the Urmiberg cable car. The approximately 600 meters ascent can be conveniently saved with the aerial cable car. Or you opt for muscle power. First walk to Wylen and Schrängiggen on foot. From here you hike steadily uphill via Unter and Ober Brunniberg to the restaurant Urmiberg / Timpel. At the top, you will be rewarded by the impressive view of the Schwyzer basin, the fountain and the Lake of Uri surrounded by mountains. The cozy terrace of the restaurant invites you to linger.

Above the mountain station Urmiberg the path continues, always in the direction of Gätterlipass. After half an hour you have the choice: either you hike directly to Egg or you take the way to the viewpoint "Gottertli" and from there to Egg. In good weather, we recommend variant 2. Unique views of Lake Zug and Lauerzersee as well as the myths of little and big await you. At the Gätterlipass, the ascent begins towards Rigi Scheidegg. 60 meters below the Scheidegg you reach the Berggasthaus Burggeist at 1545 meters above sea level. M., and after another 15 minutes you are on Rigi Scheidegg at the mountain inn.

Hiking boots with good profile or trekking shoes, rain jacket, drink, food, possibly sticks.
Author’s advice
At the viewpoint Gottertli I enjoy the fantastic view to Lake Uri and the Alps.
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Good to know


Municipal car park in the center or sports field Gersauerstrasse (all chargeable).

Arrival / Return journey

By car on the A4 until exit Brunnen, direction Zentrum Brunnen.

Accessible by bus and train
Public transport

Abbreviation with mountain railway

Aerial tram Urmiberg

Fountain - Urmiberg / time savings about 2h 30min