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Mark Twain Trail

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
10.7 km
Travel time
5h
Tour details
Tour details
Mark Twain Trail
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In 1897 Mark Twain, alias Samuel Longhorne Clemens resided in Weggis. He and his family stayed at the Pension Bühlegg. He described Weggis as “the charmingest place we have ever lived in for repose and restfulness”. In his book “Climbing the Rigi” he describes his own journey up to Mt. Rigi which he undertook with a friend, and for which he needed 3 days to complete.

 

Climb up Mt. Rigi on the old traditional route. Eight signs mark the route between Weggis and Rigi Kulm providing information on the author himself and Mt. Rigi.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Weggis, boat station
Difficulty
Difficult
Condition
5 / 6
Ascent
1375 m
Descent
26 m
Directions
Weggis - Felsentor - Rigi Kaltbad - Rigi Staffel - Rigi Kulm
Export
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