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Lucerne — The Myth-man

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Lucerne — The Myth-man

Hiking Collection by MySwitzerland

11

Tours

80:55 h

148 mi

41,050 ft

An exhilarating ascent to a spectacular summit with an unforgettable panoramic view of the Alps, Lake Lucerne and the surrounding villages and towns — that’s the Great Myth. Together with the myth-man Armin Schelbert, we will take you up this unique mountain on the first hike.

Armin has climbed the Great Myth more than 4,600 times and knows the mountain like the back of his hand. Whether in the dark, to watch the sunrise on the summit, by day to bring the mail to the Mythen hut or simply to enjoy the mountain and the view — Armin climbs the summit several times a day. Let yourself be fascinated by the mountain and join us on the Great Myth.

For the challenging hike, you will need some alpine experience, good footwear, and sure-footedness, then you can get started. From the Brunni-Holzegg mountain station, you will climb up the 47 hairpin bends to the summit. You will certainly meet the myth-man — you will probably bump into Armin when you are strengthing yourself at the Mythen hut with delicious nut and almond peaks, if not before. Oh and if you meet the 74-year-old on the way, try your best to keep up with him: it takes him about 40 minutes to ascend — the average hiker one hour and 20 minutes...

But, there is much more to discover and experience around Lucerne than just the Great Myth. That's why we've put together ten experiences in the region in this Collection. Whether you are looking to hike long distances or just for the day, you will find the right experience for you in Lucerne: from scenic tightrope hikes to leisure lakeside strolls, hikes for foodies or with a cable car ride.

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  • Difficult
    01:18
    1.05 mi
    0.8 mph
    1,350 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Armin Schelbert is a summiteer and the Mythen-Mensch. He has climbed the Great Myth more often than anyone else - more than 4,600 times. Let yourself be fascinated by the mountain as well as Armin and come up with it - especially beautiful are the sunrises on the summit.

    

    At the mountain station Brunni

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  • Intermediate
    01:47
    2.72 mi
    1.5 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the ridge trail Stoos from Klingenstock to Fronalpstock you will enjoy an unforgettable view of countless lakes and alpine peaks of Central Switzerland. But not only in the distance there is a lot to discover, but also on the side of the road - there are pretty alpine flowers.

    

    The tightrope walk starts

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  • Difficult
    10:43
    21.4 mi
    2.0 mph
    3,800 ft
    3,825 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The path of Switzerland is about 35 kilometers long and takes you on beautiful hiking trails around Lake Uri to historical stations of the Swiss Confederation. The path starts in Brunnen (Rütli) and is divided into three stages. Stage locations are Seelisberg and Flüelen. The goal of the hike is well

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  • Difficult
    05:23
    9.29 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,750 ft
    2,175 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The four lakes hike takes you from the Melchsee over the Tannensee and the Engstlensee to the Trübsee. On the way, the fantastic mountains around the mighty Titlis, the unique flora and the views of the Central Swiss Alps await your discovery.

    

    The hike starts at the Seibahnstation Melchensee-Frutt. From

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  • Intermediate
    02:43
    4.59 mi
    1.7 mph
    450 ft
    1,975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The approximately seven kilometers of wilderness trail leads you from the mountain station Eggberge to the mountain station Oberaxen above Lake Uri. On the way, you will hike through light pine forests, past gloriously blooming wildflowers and across steep meadows, which are still mown by hand today

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  • Difficult
    04:44
    6.94 mi
    1.5 mph
    4,375 ft
    750 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Above Vitznau, at the valley station of the Hinterbergen cable car, the guided full moon hike starts on the Rigi. For the demanding hike you need a good condition, sturdy shoes and a headlamp.

    

    Starting from the starting point, you walk with the group at full moon step by step up to the Rigi Kulm. At the

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  • Difficult
    05:10
    9.39 mi
    1.8 mph
    2,100 ft
    2,100 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this hike the perfect mountain experience awaits you: In two stages, you hike from the Lungern-Turren-Bahn to the Giswilerstock and over the Sädel back to the starting point. On the way you spend the night on the Fluonalp.

    

    From the starting point, you first hike uphill on the butterfly trail. With

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  • Difficult
    26:59
    49.9 mi
    1.9 mph
    12,400 ft
    12,400 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The moorland trail takes you on 80 kilometers through the moorland of the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch. You will hike on five stages past barren raised bogs, flower-filled lowland moors and pristine moorland landscapes. Start and finish of the round trip is Sörenberg. The stage destinations are Kemmeribodenbad

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  • Difficult
    16:12
    30.0 mi
    1.8 mph
    11,700 ft
    11,700 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This hike is all about cable cars, because this means of transport is a very important part of the two- to three-day hike. With the former cable cars of the mountain farmers you overcome so a few meters - without effort. The former material webs - in dialect Buiräbähnli - go only when needed. To call

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  • Intermediate
    03:05
    6.96 mi
    2.3 mph
    450 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the Beromünster radio path you will learn all about the radio station "Radio Beromünster", which conquered German-speaking Switzerland in the 1930s. The approximately eleven-kilometer hiking trail is one of the Swiss cultural routes and begins at the bus station Beromünster. From here he leads you

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  • Intermediate
    02:50
    5.89 mi
    2.1 mph
    2,075 ft
    2,025 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the Marbacher Genuss-Tour you not only enjoy the wonderful mountain scenery and the beautiful nature, but also culinary highlights along the route.

    

    At the gondola Marbachegg it starts. From here you first wander comfortably through the village to the Lourdes Grotto. Here you can take a moment to enjoy

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    11
  • Distance
    148 mi
  • Duration
    80:55 h
  • Elevation
    41,050 ft

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