Hiking Willerzell Stöcklichrüz – Lachen SZ

Views from Lake Zurich to Lake Sihl

Beautiful views between Lake Sihl and Lake Zurich from Willerzell to Stöcklichrüz – Lachen.

After just a short climb you have a beautiful view of the Sihlsee, the surrounding villages, the monastery at Einsiedeln, and towards Zurich. On the mountain ridge you can see the Wägitaler and Glarner Alps. You then continue across Alpine meadows along the edge of the woods. An hour later, you reach Alp Summerig and after another 15 minutes, Alp Grueb. From here it is just a stone's throw to Stöcklichrüz. The climb is rewarded with a magnificent view. You have the Zurich area and the whole of eastern Switzerland at your feet, and a view of the wonderful Alpine panorama to the east and south. Everything is explained on the panorama board. The trail is also suitable for families with children but not for pushchairs. The descent to Lachen is clearly marked on the Alpine panorama trail.

Attractions and information

  • Willerzell–Stöcklichrüz: 1.75 hrs, 4.5 km, ascent 350 metres in altitude.
  • Stöcklichrüz–Lachen SZ: 1.5 hrs, 6.2 km, descent 800 metres in altitude.
  • Alternative: Grueb–Alpwirtschaft–Gueterenegg–Stöcklichrüz (approx. ½ hr).
  • PostBus route 552 or 553 from Einsiedeln to Willerzell Bodenmattli. Return from Lachen railway station on PostBus route 522/524/525 or take the S2 train.

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.

Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Route open all year


For groups of 10 people and more, reservations through (see Contact)

Bicycle transport

No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Limited wheelchair access to the postbus

Special comments:
For information, please call: see Contact


Explore the area of the Hoch-Ybrig route on foot:

Contact details


PostBus Ltd
St. Leonhard-Strasse 20
9000 St. Gallen