5.39 km long
round trip
difficulty: difficult
condition: very difficult
Great panorama
  • 02:39 h
  • 615 m
  • 600 m
  • 857 m
  • 1,445 m
  • 588 m
  • 5.39 km
  • start: Wissifluh
  • destination: Wissifluh

Wissifluh - Vitznauer-/Gersauerstock - Fälmis - Wissifluh

Both the people of Vitznau and Gersau see this 1450 m high border peak between Lucerne and Schwyz, as their home mountain. This is why the summit bears the names of both places.

Central Switzerland: popular circular hiking trail

From the Wissifluh mountain cable car station, you first walk leisurely to the Hotel Wissifluh. From here you have a great view over Lake Lucerne and the Bürgenstock peninsula. Now the actual ascent to Ausserurmi (1070 m) begins, then on to Oberurmi and from there to the summit of the Vitznauer-/Gersauerstock. The exciting descent leads via Fälmis back to Wissifluh, where you can take the cable car to the starting point in Vitznau.

This challenging tour is only suitable for experienced hikers and requires surefootedness and fitness. The most difficult parts are secured by ropes and a ladder will help you to conquer narrow passages. Your reward for these exertions is a fabulous view of the Swiss mountains and a truly alpine summit experience for your tour book.


Best season

depending on the weather


Wissifluh (946 m) - Ausserurmi (1070 m) - Oberurmi (1154 m) - Vitznauer-/Gersauerstock (1450 m) - Fälmis (1176 m) - Ober Rufli (981 m) Wissifluh (946 m)

Tour information

  • Loop Road

  • Stop at an Inn

  • Summit


Hiking boots with good profile or trekking shoes, rain jacket, drink, food, maybe sticks.


A4 exit Küssnacht am Rigi, follow the signs to Vitznau

There are plenty parking spaces avaliable at valley stations. Fees apply.

However, we recommend public transport instead of cars: lean back, be stress-free and do something good for the environment.

Good accessible by train and bus

You can reach Vitznau easily by public transport.

SBB Timetable


Gäste-Service Rigi


Schwyzer Wanderwege


The beautiful view of Ausserurmi invites you to take a short breather, which you should definitely enjoy.

Safety guidelines

This demanding hike is only suitable for experienced mountain climbers and requires high surefootedness and fitness.


Getting there
6354 Vitznau