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Tell Trail stage 3: Brunnen - Rigi Kaltbad - Lucerne

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
37.8 km
Travel time
5h
Tour details
Tour details
Tell Trail stage 3: Brunnen - Rigi Kaltbad - Lucerne
Auf der Rigi
Photo: Switzerland Tourism / Silvano Zeiter, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Tell Trail stage 3: Brunnen - Rigi Kaltbad - Lucerne
Ankunft in Luzern
Photo: Switzerland Tourism / Silvano Zeiter, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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The third stage of the Tell Trail leads from Brunnen over the Gätterli pass to Rigi Kaltbad. Then it's a cog railway ride down to Vitznau followed by a boat trip to Lucerne.
A wonderful panorama of the nearby peaks accompanies you along the entire route today. From the shores of Lake Lucerne in Brunnen, you float up to the Urmiberg by cable car. This is followed by a challenging hike over the Gätterli pass, past the Berggasthaus Burggeist mountain inn. Lots of photo opportunities, including at the Känzeli vantage point. The views of fjord-like Lake Lucerne are overwhelming. Shortly afterwards you reach Rigi Kaltbad. Take the cog railway down to Vitznau and the boat to Lucerne.

 

Walking time: approx. 5 hours | Distance: 16 km (not including cableway, railway and boat) | Total elevation gain: 843 m ( including cableway, etc.: 1,537 m) | Total elevation loss: 430  m (including cableway, etc.: 1,537 m)

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Brunnen - landing stage
Point of arrival
Lucerne
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
4 / 6
Ascent
843 m
Descent
534 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September, October
Directions
A wonderful panorama of the nearby peaks accompanies you along the entire route today. From the shores of Lake Lucerne in Brunnen, you float up to the Urmiberg by cable car. This is followed by a challenging hike over the Gätterli pass, past the Berggasthaus Burggeist mountain inn. Lots of photo opportunities, including at the Känzeli vantage point. The views of fjord-like Lake Lucerne are overwhelming. Shortly afterwards you reach Rigi Kaltbad. Take the cog railway down to Vitznau and the boat to Lucerne.
Safety information
T3: demanding mountain hiking. 

 

• Good surefootedness

• Average navigation skills

• Elementary alpine experience

Equipment
Sturdy footwear.
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Good to know

Parking
Auf dem Gemeindeparkplatz in Brunnen stehen Parkplätze zur Verfügung.
Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport
Mit dem Zug oder per Schiff nach Brunnen.
Further information & links
This stage is part of the long-distance Tell Trail, which runs through the whole of Central Switzerland in eight stages.

 

Further information on the Tell Trail: www.luzern.com/telltrail