98 Waldstätterweg
98 Waldstätterweg
98 Waldstätterweg
98 Waldstätterweg

Hiking

Waldstätterweg

Waldstätterweg

Brunnen–Rütli

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Waldstätterweg

Waldstätterweg

The Waldstätterweg leads around the touristic highlight of the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne). Explore the natural and cultural landscape with its historic sites, villages, lake shores and city on foot. Discover the heart of Central Switzerland anew.
Waldstätterweg or the appeal of a long-distance hike: treat yourself to a break on a hiking tour to rediscover the landscapes of early Swiss tourism. Whether in one-day or several day stages, you get a new perspective on the natural and cultural environment of Lake Lucerne.

The route follows the outline of the lake including all its arms. It leads along lakeside paths, mountain trails and urban promenades and includes historic footpaths such as the cliff path on the Bürgenstock mountain.

Whether with or without luggage transport, the wide choice of accommodation options and agritourism bring you closer to the country, people and the region's special features. Boats, postbuses and buses make it possible for you to be flexible in your daily planning. And to take a refreshing swim whenever you feel like it.
The Waldstätterweg leads around the touristic highlight of the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne). Explore the natural and cultural landscape with its historic sites, villages, lake shores and city on foot. Discover the heart of Central Switzerland anew.
Waldstätterweg or the appeal of a long-distance hike: treat yourself to a break on a hiking tour to rediscover the landscapes of early Swiss tourism. Whether in one-day or several day stages, you get a new perspective on the natural and cultural environment of Lake Lucerne.

The route follows the outline of the lake including all its arms. It leads along lakeside paths, mountain trails and urban promenades and includes historic footpaths such as the cliff path on the Bürgenstock mountain.

Whether with or without luggage transport, the wide choice of accommodation options and agritourism bring you closer to the country, people and the region's special features. Boats, postbuses and buses make it possible for you to be flexible in your daily planning. And to take a refreshing swim whenever you feel like it.
115 km | 7 Stages
4800 m | 4800 m
medium (mountain hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Brunnen
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Season

Season
Please note: the cliff path on the Bürgenstock is closed and impassable from November to April.

Hints

Hint
A free app provides interesting facts on tourism and agricultural history at 50 points along the Waldstätterweg.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rütli
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Services

Accommodation

Chlosterhof
Chlosterhof
Brunnen
City-Hotel
City-Hotel
Brunnen
Hotel Schmid & Alfa
Hotel Schmid & Alfa
Brunnen
Seehotel Waldstätterhof
Seehotel Waldstätterhof
Brunnen
See- und Seminarhotel FloraAlpina
See- und Seminarhotel FloraAlpina
Vitznau
Hotel Rigi Kaltbad
Rigi Kaltbad
Seeburghof
Seeburghof
Luzern
Backpacker’s Lucerne
Backpacker’s Lucerne
Luzern
Hotel Continental Park
Hotel Continental Park
Luzern
Jugendherberge Luzern
Jugendherberge Luzern
Luzern
The Bed + Breakfast
The Bed + Breakfast
Luzern
TCS Camping Luzern - Horw
TCS Camping Luzern - Horw
Horw
Holiday Inn Express Luzern-Kriens
Holiday Inn Express Luzern-Kriens
Kriens
Landgasthof Schlüssel Alpnach
Landgasthof Schlüssel Alpnach
Alpnach Dorf
TCS Camping Buochs Vierwaldstättersee
TCS Camping Buochs Vierwaldstättersee
Buochs
Hotel Nidwaldnerhof
Hotel Nidwaldnerhof
Beckenried
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Beckenried
Seeblick Höhenhotel
Seeblick Höhenhotel
Emmetten
Jugendherberge Seelisberg
Jugendherberge Seelisberg
Seelisberg
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Bookable offers

Round Tour Lake Lucerne: Lucerne - Küssnacht
Round Tour Lake Lucerne: Lucerne - Küssnacht
98 Waldstätterweg
98 Waldstätterweg
Waldstätterweg & Weg der Schweiz
Waldstätterweg & Weg der Schweiz
52 Sentiero Lago di Lugano
52 Sentiero Lago di Lugano
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Places

Morschach
Morschach
Brunnen
Brunnen
Gersau
Gersau
Vitznau
Vitznau
Rigi
Rigi
Weggis
Weggis
Küssnacht am Rigi
Küssnacht am Rigi
Bürgenstock
Bürgenstock
Lucerne
Lucerne
Alpnachstad
Alpnachstad
Stansstad
Stansstad
Buochs
Buochs
Beckenried - Klewenalp
Beckenried - Klewenalp
Emmetten
Emmetten
Seelisberg
Seelisberg
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Places of interest

Swiss Holiday Park
Swiss Holiday Park
Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center
Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center
Vitznau Fortress (Festung Vitznau)
Vitznau Fortress (Festung Vitznau)
Rigi Railways
Rigi Railways
Hohle Gasse
Hohle Gasse
Rigi rope park
Rigi rope park
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke)
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke)
Glacier Garden
Glacier Garden
Hammetschwand Lift Bürgenstock
Hammetschwand Lift Bürgenstock
KKL Luzern
KKL Luzern
Lake Lucerne
Lake Lucerne
Lion Monument
Lion Monument
Musegg Wall
Musegg Wall
Rosengart Collection Lucerne
Rosengart Collection Lucerne
Schweizerhofquai/Nationalquai
Schweizerhofquai/Nationalquai
Swiss Museum of Transport
Swiss Museum of Transport
Hergiswil Glassworks
Hergiswil Glassworks
Wood Trail und Natural Bike Park
Wood Trail und Natural Bike Park
Treib - Seelisberg Cable Railway
Treib - Seelisberg Cable Railway
Rütli
Rütli
Sweet chestnuts on Lake Lucerne
Sweet chestnuts on Lake Lucerne
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Swimming

Swiss Holiday Park Morschach
Swiss Holiday Park Morschach
Lido Hopfräben Brunnen
Lido Hopfräben Brunnen
Lido Weggis
Lido Weggis
Lido Horw
Lido Horw
Lido Seelisberg
Lido Seelisberg
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization