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Küssnacht am Rigi

The tranquil central Swiss holiday and excursion region around Küssnacht am Rigi lies where Tell once felled his adversary, Gessler. The Seebodenalp is a vista-rich plateau half-way up the “queen of the mountains”, the Rigi.
"He must come through this hollow way, no other path leads to Küssnacht", exclaimed the brave Willhelm Tell, as he watched out for the despotic bailiff Gessler, in order to fell him with an arrow from his crossbow. This is how Tell’s story unfolds from the quill of author Schiller.

More than 700 years later, the "Hohle Gasse" or hollow way is a well-worthwhile and luckily no longer a fear-inducing walk that leads as far as Gesslerburg. The history of Swiss national heroes is made perceptible, visible and audible in the information pavilion sited between Küssnacht am Rigi and Immensee.

Summer

Küssnacht am Rigi is situated at the end of the so-called Küssnachtersee, an arm of the convoluted Lake Lucerne. In summer, regular boat services operate to and from nearby Lucerne. Küssnacht has a beautiful lakeshore promenade and is centrally located for excursions in central Switzerland: the shores of neighbouring Lake Zug are a little over 2 km away and direct trains to Lucerne and the key transfer stations of central Switzerland stop at Küssnacht railway station.



A short aerial cableway leads from Küssnacht to the Seebodenalp on the Rigi. Situated at around 1,000 metres above sea level, fantastic views of the Pilatus and foothills to the Alps –even right to the Jura and the Vosges mountains on clear days – await visitors. The walk from the Seebodenalp up to the Chänzeli and further on to Rigi-Kaltbad, cableway station for the trip to Rigi-Kulm or down to the lake is especially popular due to the wonderful views that unfold en route.

Winter

The Seebodenalp ski lift and the Holderen children’s ski lift offer easier descents in a compact ski region. The Seebodenalp is also a vista-rich snow paradise for snowshoe walkers, ramblers and winter walkers. Hospitable huts invite guests in for cosy get-togethers. The "Hohle Gasse" and the Gesslerburg also remain attractive hiking destinations in winter.

Highlights

  • Seebodenalp – situated at ‘hip height’ on the queen of mountains (aerial cableway from Küssnacht). One of the most popular walks in central Switzerland leads on to Rigi-Kaltbad.
  • Rigi – in the heart of central Switzerland, surrounded by Lakes Lucerne, Zug and Lauerz. The sunrises on Rigi-Kulm are legendary.
  • Lake Lucerne – historic paddlewheel steamers and lounge motor vessels beckon visitors to discover the landscape from a nautical vantage point. Boat routes from Küssnacht am Rigi in the summer.
The tranquil central Swiss holiday and excursion region around Küssnacht am Rigi lies where Tell once felled his adversary, Gessler. The Seebodenalp is a vista-rich plateau half-way up the “queen of the mountains”, the Rigi.
"He must come through this hollow way, no other path leads to Küssnacht", exclaimed the brave Willhelm Tell, as he watched out for the despotic bailiff Gessler, in order to fell him with an arrow from his crossbow. This is how Tell’s story unfolds from the quill of author Schiller.

More than 700 years later, the "Hohle Gasse" or hollow way is a well-worthwhile and luckily no longer a fear-inducing walk that leads as far as Gesslerburg. The history of Swiss national heroes is made perceptible, visible and audible in the information pavilion sited between Küssnacht am Rigi and Immensee.

Summer

Küssnacht am Rigi is situated at the end of the so-called Küssnachtersee, an arm of the convoluted Lake Lucerne. In summer, regular boat services operate to and from nearby Lucerne. Küssnacht has a beautiful lakeshore promenade and is centrally located for excursions in central Switzerland: the shores of neighbouring Lake Zug are a little over 2 km away and direct trains to Lucerne and the key transfer stations of central Switzerland stop at Küssnacht railway station.



A short aerial cableway leads from Küssnacht to the Seebodenalp on the Rigi. Situated at around 1,000 metres above sea level, fantastic views of the Pilatus and foothills to the Alps –even right to the Jura and the Vosges mountains on clear days – await visitors. The walk from the Seebodenalp up to the Chänzeli and further on to Rigi-Kaltbad, cableway station for the trip to Rigi-Kulm or down to the lake is especially popular due to the wonderful views that unfold en route.

Winter

The Seebodenalp ski lift and the Holderen children’s ski lift offer easier descents in a compact ski region. The Seebodenalp is also a vista-rich snow paradise for snowshoe walkers, ramblers and winter walkers. Hospitable huts invite guests in for cosy get-togethers. The "Hohle Gasse" and the Gesslerburg also remain attractive hiking destinations in winter.

Highlights

  • Seebodenalp – situated at ‘hip height’ on the queen of mountains (aerial cableway from Küssnacht). One of the most popular walks in central Switzerland leads on to Rigi-Kaltbad.
  • Rigi – in the heart of central Switzerland, surrounded by Lakes Lucerne, Zug and Lauerz. The sunrises on Rigi-Kulm are legendary.
  • Lake Lucerne – historic paddlewheel steamers and lounge motor vessels beckon visitors to discover the landscape from a nautical vantage point. Boat routes from Küssnacht am Rigi in the summer.

Arrival and return Küssnacht am Rigi

Adresse

Tourismusbüro Küssnacht am Rigi
Unterdorf 15
6403 Küssnacht
Tel. +41 (0)41 850 33 30
kuessnacht@hohlgassland.ch
www.hohlgassland.ch

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Stage 1, Brunnen–Rotkreuz
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