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Udligenswil - Michaelskreuz - Meierskappel - Buonas
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Panorama Views from Mount Rooterberg near Lake Zug

Udligenswil - Michaelskreuz - Meierskappel - Buonas

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Panorama Views from Mount Rooterberg near Lake Zug

Udligenswil - Michaelskreuz - Meierskappel - Buonas

Published/updated on 29.04.2017 by GabrielleMerk | 12373 points
 | Tour Date: 17.04.2017 | Favourite Entries (3)

Stage 11 of the National Route Nr.3 "Alpine Panorama Trail" is a 30-km stretch from Zug to Luzern.

Along this stretch is a lovely 10-km trail that goes across the top of the Rooterberg, a low long hill to the West of Lake Zug. We often think we must head into the high mountains for panoramic views, but this short easy trail offers more than enough views. It's especially nice in spring when the fruit trees are blossoming and the cows have just been let out of the barns onto the fields and the first sounds of cowbells welcome the Swiss spring season.

The tour can be started on either end but starting in Udligenswil has a shorter and less strenuous uphill section. Once at the top you get a panoramic view of the hills from Mount Zugerberg and Wildspitz in the East, to the two Mythen, Mount Rigi, the Central Alps, Mount Stanserhorn and the mighty Mount Pilatus to the South.

The trail alternates between meadow and forest trails with some rural paved roads. There are many farmsteads along the way and some even sell honey and cheese. There is lots of variety and the trail is not difficult.

Main point of interest along the way is the chapel at Michaelskreuz. This is a well-known and recognized look-out point for the Zug area, with lovely views South across lake Zug to the Uri Alps, with Mount Rigi dominating the scenery.

Legend has it that in the year 600 the Archangel Michael appeared to a young boy and requested he erect a cross here. Records show that in 1436 a wooden chapel was built on the site of the cross, and later, around 1800, the stone chapel was built.

There is also a Gasthaus on the Michaelskreuz farmstead, where one can stop for a drink or a meal.

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Published/updated on 29.04.2017 by GabrielleMerk | 12373 points
 | Tour Date: 17.04.2017 | Favourite Entries (3)

Route Infos

Region
Central Switzerland
Time Required
2 hours 30 minutes
Distance
10 km
Ascent
236 m
Descent
412 m
Max. Altitude
800 m
Min. Altitude
445 m
Season Start / Season End
February - November
Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
Panorama
Experience
Points of Interest
- Panoramic Views stretching from local mountains to Uri Alps to Central Alps. - Chapel at Michaelskreuz
Starting Point
Udligenswil
Starting Point with Public Transport
Destination
Buonas
Return with Public Transport
Places to Eat
Michaelskreuz
Hotels, Restaurants and Tourist Information
This hike can also be done in winter if there is no snow. Gasthof Michaelskreuz opening hours: NOVEMBER – APRIL: closed on Mondays and Tuesdays / MAI – OKTOBER: open every day from 10 a.m, Sundays and Holidays from 9:00 to 21:00

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Beautiful hike and the instructions on this site were easily followed and marked along...

Rating: 6/6

Hiked on 15.10.2017 by Germanj

Beautiful hike and the instructions on this site were easily followed and marked along the way. Our 10 year old liked it too! Easy walk and great views! Would do it again.

 

 

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