Vitznau Circular Walk

Hiking Trail
5.1 km
Travel time
approx. 2 h
Tour details
Tour details
Vitznau Circular Walk
See Vitznau from a different perspecitve.
This signposted circular trail features the many different facets Vitznau has to offer such as its fascinating flora and diverse history as well as offering spectacular views of the lake and mountains.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Boat station Vitznau
Point of arrival
Boat station Vitznau
3 / 6
199 m
199 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
The trail begins at the lakeside landing stage, which is also where you’ll find the Vitznau-Rigi-Bahn railway station. A short walk along the lake and then a brief ascent takes you past the Vitznau campsite, after which you carry on up along the protective dam until you reach the Hundsbuch Hunt Society’s Norli hunting lodge. You soon come to a little barbecue spot, where you can have a rest. The climbing wall opposite is open to the public on certain days. After a foray through the village, you come across Vitznau’s landmark: the imposing Mühlebach waterfall. After proceeding past the greenhouses you arrive at the Plattenbänkli vantage point. After crossing the rack railway track, the trail climbs steadily along Wilenstrasse. The views are certainly worth the effort. At least 1.5 km further on, the trail forks left and you follow the mountain path along the delightful stream down to Seestrasse. From there follow the path along the lake back to the centre of Vitznau.
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Accessible by bus and train