Great Mythen Rotenflue – Great Mythen – Rotenflue




6.23 km long
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
Great panorama
  • 03:10 h
  • 701 m
  • 706 m
  • 1,403 m
  • 1,890 m
  • 487 m
  • 6.23 km
  • start: Rotenflue
  • destination: Rotenflue
The Big Mythen has an alpine character, yet the mountain can be easily climbed. The reward of the hike is a sensational panoramic view with tens of hundreds of mountain peaks.

The Big Mythen towers majestically over the town of Schwyz. The Rotenflue cable car takes you from Rickenbach/Schwyz to the starting point: the Rotenflue. The stretch up to Holzegg at the foot of the Big Mythen is a leisurely warm-up. This is the start of the Mythen mountain trail. Therefore the place is ideal for a last rest (fireplace, restaurant Holzegg). The ascent to the Big Mythen is relatively steep and should be tackled with good footwear. Caution is advised in wet weather. The slippery stones can be very dangerous. The ascent opens up a wonderful panoramic view. Once you reach the summit, all your efforts are forgotten. A breathtaking panoramic view of the mountain peaks of the Alps, the valley basin of Schwyz, the lakes of Central Switzerland and the vastness of the Mittelland will leave you amazed. Between April and November, the summit restaurant is open daily in good weather (when the Swiss flag is raised).


Best season

depending on the weather


The hike starts on the Rotenflue. The path runs slightly downwards to Holzegg. From the Holzegg it climbs in numerous windings towards the summit.

Back on the same path.

If you would like to shorten the hike a little, you can alternatively take the cable car from Brunni-Alpthal directly to the Holzegg.

Tour information

  • Stop at an Inn

  • Summit


Hiking boots with good tread or trekking shoes, rain jacket, drink, food, possibly sticks. Good physical condition.


By car on the A4 to the Seewen-Schwyz exit, to Rickenbach.
Parking spaces and parking garages near the valley station (all subject to charges).
Take the SBB to Schwyz-Seewen train station. Auto AG Schwyz from Schwyz-Seewen train station with line 3 to Rickenbach, Rotenfluebahn.

Timetable SBB

Additional information

More information in German: Restaurant Grosser Mythen 


Stefan Gwerder


Schwyzer Wanderwege


A unique experience is the sunrise on the Grossen Mythen.

Safety guidelines

The myth path is suspended. However, the path is well developed and well secured in the tricky places.