Rigi Chestnut Trail: sector Weggis - Vitznau

Hiking Trail
6.7 km
Travel time
approx. 2 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Rigi Chestnut Trail: sector Weggis - Vitznau
Weggis & Vitznau
Photo: Tourist Information Weggis (Luzern Tourismus AG), Tourist Information Weggis
Rigi Chestnut Trail: sector Weggis - Vitznau
Sicht auf den Vierwaldstättersee von Tannenberg, Weggis
Photo: Tourist Information Weggis (Luzern Tourismus AG), Tourist Information Weggis
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
4 / 6
404 m
399 m
Best Time of Year
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
The path between Vitznau and Weggis starts with a slight ascent and continues partly through the Chilewald woods. At Bannholz turn right, here the trail becomes more challenging. Continue walking for about 300 metres until you reach the nature reserve Chesteneweid. Here there is anabundance of wildlife and flora usually only found on the southern side of the Alps. Before hiking upwards to the Orenpfad you can decide whether to end the walk here and walk down to the bus stop at Lützelau, or continue upwards to the highest point of the walk, Wilen, 774 m a.s.I. This stage of the walk has a difference in altitude of 130 m, over a relatively short distance and is made up of a number of steps and ladders, therefore good footwear is essential. Your efforts are rewarded by a fantastic view of the central part of Lake Lucerne and the village of Vitznau below. The steep but short hiking trail brings you to the Oberwil farm, from here follow the small panoramic road back to the centre of Vitznau.
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Good to know

Parking in the centre of Weggis
Arrival / Return journey
From the motorway exit Küssnacht follow the main street to Weggis
Accessible by bus and train
Public transport
- By boat from Lucerne to Weggis

- With train and bus from Lucerne via Küssnacht to Weggis

- Bus and boat from Vitznau