Hike: The Swiss Path-Rutli to Bauen

August 8, 2020

All Day

Before joining the hike, please consider the risk of contacting COVID-19. Please wear a mask during transit time.

Hiking Info:

Level - Easy to Medium (children are welcome)

Distance: 9km

Ascent and Descent: 503m

Hiking Time: 3 hours plus 2 hours for lunch and rest

Hiking Route: Rütli–Seeliberg (2,6km); Seelisberg–Bauen (6 km)

0835-0910 Zurich HB - Rotkreuz P6-P2

0914-0943 Rotkreuz - Sisikon P6-P1

1024-1036 Sisikon See - Rutli - Bat 12

1100-1600 Hiking time

1635-1655 Bauen (See) - Fluelen (See)

1709-1828 Fluelen - Zurich HB P2-P8

Note: Please check which fare makes sense for you. The boat ride is included in the day pass.



We will hike the first 2 sections of the 35km long "Swiss Path". Our hike starts on the Rütli meadow, the birthplace of Switzerland, with the section that covers the founding cantons of Uri, Schwyz, Unterwalden and Lucerne. We end our hike in Bauen which has an almost Mediterranean climate due to its sheltered position. Bauen locals are proud of the fact that Alberik Zwyssig, the composer of the national anthem, “Trittst im Morgenrot daher” ("When the morning skies grow red..."), was born here.

What to bring:

  1. Food for lunch and snack
  2. Water
  3. Caps, sunglasses and sunblock
  4. Mask and hand sanitizer
  5. Hiking poles - optional

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