Mythenweg
Mythenweg

Hiking

Mythenweg

Mythenweg

Rotenflue–Grosser Mythen–Rotenflue

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Mythenweg

Mythenweg

Situated in the heart of Switzerland, Gross Mythen is reigning majestically above the village Schwyz. After a leisurely start from the top station Rotenflue the summit is reached by steep zigzags. The views from the top are ranging from the Alps to the base of Schwyz Valley, the lakes of Central Switzerland and across the Mittelland region.
The Mythen Mountains are the landmark of the town of Schwyz. The two rock pyramids, perched above the valley, are an awe-inspiring sight. The destination of this hike is the summit of Gross Mythen. It starts with a comfortable gondola ride on the Rotenfluebahn. The panoramic views keep opening up further as the cabin rises. Arriving at the top, the sight has to be enjoyed in peace for a while before heading off on the walk. The view is unobstructed, nearly panoramic, from the Muotatal Valley across the Schwyz Valley to Gross Mythen.

The beginning of the hike is relaxed and leads from Rotenflue to Holzegg at the foot of Gross Mythen. This is where the Mythenweg begins. Lake Lucerne is glistening far below as Gross Mythen towers in front of the hikers. The switchbacks leading to Gross Mythen are relatively steep and require sure-footedness and an excellent condition. The exertion of your ascent will soon be forgotten when you arrive at the summit, however, with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Alps, Schwyz, the lakes in Central Switzerland and the expanse of the Mittelland region.

An insider’s tip: experiencing a sunrise or sunset on Gross Mythen is unforgettable. Also, a stop at the summit restaurant should not be missed before heading back because the Mythen nut and almond croissants here are legendary.
Situated in the heart of Switzerland, Gross Mythen is reigning majestically above the village Schwyz. After a leisurely start from the top station Rotenflue the summit is reached by steep zigzags. The views from the top are ranging from the Alps to the base of Schwyz Valley, the lakes of Central Switzerland and across the Mittelland region.
The Mythen Mountains are the landmark of the town of Schwyz. The two rock pyramids, perched above the valley, are an awe-inspiring sight. The destination of this hike is the summit of Gross Mythen. It starts with a comfortable gondola ride on the Rotenfluebahn. The panoramic views keep opening up further as the cabin rises. Arriving at the top, the sight has to be enjoyed in peace for a while before heading off on the walk. The view is unobstructed, nearly panoramic, from the Muotatal Valley across the Schwyz Valley to Gross Mythen.

The beginning of the hike is relaxed and leads from Rotenflue to Holzegg at the foot of Gross Mythen. This is where the Mythenweg begins. Lake Lucerne is glistening far below as Gross Mythen towers in front of the hikers. The switchbacks leading to Gross Mythen are relatively steep and require sure-footedness and an excellent condition. The exertion of your ascent will soon be forgotten when you arrive at the summit, however, with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Alps, Schwyz, the lakes in Central Switzerland and the expanse of the Mittelland region.

An insider’s tip: experiencing a sunrise or sunset on Gross Mythen is unforgettable. Also, a stop at the summit restaurant should not be missed before heading back because the Mythen nut and almond croissants here are legendary.
6 km | 1 Stage
680 m | 680 m
3 h 00 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Rotenflue (Mythenregion)
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Season

Season
Caution: The Mythen Route and restaurant are only open in favourable weather, from mid-May/ start of june to November.

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Surface/foundation
Caution: Care should be taken in wet weather conditions. The rocks are slippery and can be very dangerous. Hiking boots are a must.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Rotenflue (Mythenregion)
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Contact

Schwyz Tourismus
Zeughausstrasse 10
6430 Schwyz
Tel. +41 (0)41 855 59 50
info@schwyz-tourismus.ch
www.schwyz-tourismus.ch

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