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From Immensee to Weggis on the Rigi Lehnenweg

Immensee - Küssnacht a. Rigi - Greppen - Weggis

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From Immensee to Weggis on the Rigi Lehnenweg

Immensee - Küssnacht a. Rigi - Greppen - Weggis

Published on 04.05.2016 by GabrielleMerk - Tour Date: 19.11.2014

The Rigi Lehnenweg is a very charming and relatively easy walk parallel to the Küssnacht arm of Lake Lucerne that gives you a very nice taste of this pastoral landscape. The trail takes you through meadows and farms and orchards and right past the farm buildings where on occasion you might even be able to buy some local produce directly from the farmer.

If starting the walk on the Immensee side, you always have Lake Lucerne and Mount Pilatus in your sights, until you come out above Weggis for a stunning panorama view of Mount Bürgenstock and the Nidwalden Alps. The walk ends at the boat dock in Weggis where you can catch a bus home or continue with a boat ride on Lake Lucerne.

The area between Immensee and Küssnacht is of historical interest because allegedly it was here (in the Hohle Gasse Alley) that the legendary William Tell ambushed the tyrannical Austrian Governor Gessler, which eventually led to the formation of the Swiss Confederacy. From Immensee train station it is about a 10-minute walk to this alley, or if coming by bus from Küssnacht you can access it at the “Immensee, Hohle Gasse” bus stop. In either case, there is a very nice interactive talking display (near the main road) in several languages summarizing the history of this alley and the historical chapel (built around 1530).

Along the route as you approach Küssnacht are the Gesslerburg Ruins, allegedly the former residence of said tyrannical Governor.

If there is little snow in winter, then this walk/hike can be done all year round.



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Published on 04.05.2016 by GabrielleMerk - Tour Date: 19.11.2014

Route Details 

Central Switzerland
Time Required
2 hours 45 minutes
10 km
300 m
330 m
Season Start / Season End
January - December
Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
Points of Interest
Bone Mill and Gesslerburg Ruins in Küssnacht, Hohle Gasse and William Tell Chapel in Immensee
Starting Point
Immensee Train Station
Starting Point with Public Transport
Weggis Boat Station
Return with Public Transport
Places to Eat
Alpenhof above Küssnacht a.Rigi

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