99 Weg der Schweiz
99 Weg der Schweiz

Hiking

Weg der Schweiz

Weg der Schweiz

Seelisberg (Rütli)–Brunnen

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Weg der Schweiz

Weg der Schweiz

The Weg der Schweiz (Swiss Path) not only takes you back to Switzerland’s historic roots but also offers considerable diversity. Numerous departure or destination points thanks to use of passenger boats.
The Weg der Schweiz (Swiss Path) wends its way around the deep Urnersee lake, sometimes high up, then down along the shores, sometimes on steps hewn from the rock, then on wide easy paths, passing many places to rest or swim, and always with wonderful views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The passenger boats give you plenty of choice for departure and destination points.

This is probably the most famous round hike in Switzerland. Its appeal lies not just in the diversity of the route but far more in the fact that the initiators have succeeded in integrating a maximum «homeland feel» on this trail. The focus of attention is on the Rütli, really quite an insignificant meadow, but as the basis of the Swiss Confederation was forged here, laden with more historic, symbolic emotion than any other place in Switzerland. The Tellsplatte and Tellskapelle (William Tell Chapel) are also must-see sights.

The affection of the Swiss people for this path is boosted by the idea of every canton being given a part of the path to shape, based on population. It is interesting to see the varied reactions of individual cantons. On some stretches you hardly notice anything of the «shaping» canton, on others they have really made their mark – as for example Canton Waadt between Morschach and Sisikon.
The Weg der Schweiz (Swiss Path) not only takes you back to Switzerland’s historic roots but also offers considerable diversity. Numerous departure or destination points thanks to use of passenger boats.
The Weg der Schweiz (Swiss Path) wends its way around the deep Urnersee lake, sometimes high up, then down along the shores, sometimes on steps hewn from the rock, then on wide easy paths, passing many places to rest or swim, and always with wonderful views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The passenger boats give you plenty of choice for departure and destination points.

This is probably the most famous round hike in Switzerland. Its appeal lies not just in the diversity of the route but far more in the fact that the initiators have succeeded in integrating a maximum «homeland feel» on this trail. The focus of attention is on the Rütli, really quite an insignificant meadow, but as the basis of the Swiss Confederation was forged here, laden with more historic, symbolic emotion than any other place in Switzerland. The Tellsplatte and Tellskapelle (William Tell Chapel) are also must-see sights.

The affection of the Swiss people for this path is boosted by the idea of every canton being given a part of the path to shape, based on population. It is interesting to see the varied reactions of individual cantons. On some stretches you hardly notice anything of the «shaping» canton, on others they have really made their mark – as for example Canton Waadt between Morschach and Sisikon.
35 km | 3 Stages
1400 m | 1400 m
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rütli
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Arrival / return travel Brunnen
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Services

Accommodation

Jugendherberge Seelisberg
Jugendherberge Seelisberg
Seelisberg
Wissig-Hof
Wissig-Hof
Seelisberg
Hotel Tourist
Hotel Tourist
Flüelen
Ferienhof Rüti
Ferienhof Rüti
Morschach
Chlosterhof
Chlosterhof
Brunnen
City-Hotel
City-Hotel
Brunnen
Hotel Schmid & Alfa
Hotel Schmid & Alfa
Brunnen
Seehotel Waldstätterhof
Seehotel Waldstätterhof
Brunnen
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Places

Seelisberg
Seelisberg
Flüelen
Flüelen
Sisikon
Sisikon
Morschach
Morschach
Brunnen
Brunnen
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Places of interest

Rütli
Rütli
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Bathing islands Lorelei Altdorf
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Axenstrasse (Flüelen–Sisikon–Brunnen)
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Aussichtsparadies Stoos-Fronalpstock
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Swiss Holiday Park
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Swimming

Lido Seelisberg
Lido Seelisberg
Bathing islands Lorelei Altdorf
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Swimming baths Altdorf
Swimming baths Altdorf
Flüelen lido
Flüelen lido
Swiss Holiday Park Morschach
Swiss Holiday Park Morschach
Lido Hopfräben Brunnen
Lido Hopfräben Brunnen
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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