836 Maederenweg
836 Maederenweg

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Mäderenweg

Mäderenweg

Rothenthurm–Mäderen–Sattel, Mostelberg

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Mäderenweg

Mäderenweg

A tour from Rothenthurm, surrounded by a sprawling moor landscape, up to Mostelberg Mountain with fantastic views of the nearby peaks and the deep blue Aegeri Lake. The sights from the 374 meter pedestrian suspension bridge high above the Laui ravine come with an adrenalin kick.
Rothenthurm is located in a high valley with an extensive moor landscape, including Switzerland’s largest existing high moor. The name Rothenthurm comes from the Letzi Tower, built around 1323, with its red shingle roof. Another landmark of the village is the St. Antonius parish church, one of the region’s most impressive. The Mäderenweg starts immediately next to the church. It connects the popular moor path, which ends in Rothenthurm, with the High Trail of Schwyz on Mostelberg Mountain near Sattel.

Leaving the last of the village behind, the path heads in the direction of Biberegg. Thereafter, we cross the Steiner Aa River, which flows into Lake Lauerz. This is where the actual climb begins, across meadows and through the forest. The panoramic views along the route are amazing, as you look back to the village of Rothen¬thurm with the peaceful Biberegg hamlet and across the high moor, into the Aegeri Valley with the lake of the same name, toward the Morgarten hills and the Wildspitz and Rossberg mountains. The Rigi massif, Mt. Pilatus and the Alps of Schwyz, Uri and Bern are all visible. On a clear day high above the fog, you may even see the Jura mountains and the Black Forest.

On the last section, the route dips into the Mäderen Forest. The highest point of the walk is located near the creek where the path descends slightly. The hike can be shortened by a few minutes just before reaching Mostelberg Mountain above Sattel - and this is quite spectacular - by crossing one of Europe’s longest pedestrian suspension bridges. The “Raiffeisen Skywalk” above the Laui ravine has a span of 374 meters at a height of 58 meters. Looking from the bridge across the tree tops you will see the Aegeri Valley and the mountains. If your legs are tired when you arrive at the destination, there is another highlight ready for you on Mostelberg Mountain: the world’s first revolving gondola down to the village of Sattel. And by the way, if you prefer walking downhill, do the route in reverse direction. It is signposted.
A tour from Rothenthurm, surrounded by a sprawling moor landscape, up to Mostelberg Mountain with fantastic views of the nearby peaks and the deep blue Aegeri Lake. The sights from the 374 meter pedestrian suspension bridge high above the Laui ravine come with an adrenalin kick.
Rothenthurm is located in a high valley with an extensive moor landscape, including Switzerland’s largest existing high moor. The name Rothenthurm comes from the Letzi Tower, built around 1323, with its red shingle roof. Another landmark of the village is the St. Antonius parish church, one of the region’s most impressive. The Mäderenweg starts immediately next to the church. It connects the popular moor path, which ends in Rothenthurm, with the High Trail of Schwyz on Mostelberg Mountain near Sattel.

Leaving the last of the village behind, the path heads in the direction of Biberegg. Thereafter, we cross the Steiner Aa River, which flows into Lake Lauerz. This is where the actual climb begins, across meadows and through the forest. The panoramic views along the route are amazing, as you look back to the village of Rothen¬thurm with the peaceful Biberegg hamlet and across the high moor, into the Aegeri Valley with the lake of the same name, toward the Morgarten hills and the Wildspitz and Rossberg mountains. The Rigi massif, Mt. Pilatus and the Alps of Schwyz, Uri and Bern are all visible. On a clear day high above the fog, you may even see the Jura mountains and the Black Forest.

On the last section, the route dips into the Mäderen Forest. The highest point of the walk is located near the creek where the path descends slightly. The hike can be shortened by a few minutes just before reaching Mostelberg Mountain above Sattel - and this is quite spectacular - by crossing one of Europe’s longest pedestrian suspension bridges. The “Raiffeisen Skywalk” above the Laui ravine has a span of 374 meters at a height of 58 meters. Looking from the bridge across the tree tops you will see the Aegeri Valley and the mountains. If your legs are tired when you arrive at the destination, there is another highlight ready for you on Mostelberg Mountain: the world’s first revolving gondola down to the village of Sattel. And by the way, if you prefer walking downhill, do the route in reverse direction. It is signposted.
6 km | 1 Stage
400 m | 150 m
2 h 00 min
easy (hiking trail) | easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rothenthurm
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Arrival / return travel Sattel Mostelberg (Bergstat.)
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Rothenthurm Tourismus
Postfach 16
6418 Rothenthurm
Tel. +41 (0)41 838 00 66
info@rothenthurm-tourismus.ch
www.rothenthurm-tourismus.ch

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