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 524/525 or take the S2 train.
For groups of 10 people and more, reservations through (see Contact)
Route open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view timetable/timetable information
Timetable 60.552: Einsiedeln–Egg SZ–Willerzell–Einsiedeln
Timetable 60.553: Einsiedeln–Willerzell–Studen–Ochsenboden
Timetable 72.524: Pfäffikon SZ–LachenSZ–Reichenburg
Timetable 720: Zürich–Thalwil–Ziegelbrücke
St. Leonhard-Strasse 20
9001 St. Gallen
+41 58 386 73 44
No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle
Limited wheelchair access to the postbus
For information, please call: see Contact
Explore the area of the Hoch-Ybrig route on foot:
Einsiedeln Abbey: a place of discovery
The richly adorned interior of the splendid baroque Benedictine Abbey is an impressive sight. Guided tours focusing on different aspects are offered. The Abbey library, the horse breeding facilities, the Chapel of Grace and the Black Madonna are special highlights.
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The story of Christmas – from announcement of good tidings to the shepherds, nativity scene, arrival of the three kings to the escape to Egypt – represented with over 450 hand-carved figures clad in oriental dress, set in true-to-life surroundings faithful to the way the town of Bethlehem and environs would have looked at the time.
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Lebkuchen Museum Einsiedeln
Enjoy an inside view and story behind the Pilgrims’ Lebkuchen spice cake in Einsiedeln – and possibly a taste of the past in the unique atmosphere of the tradition-steeped Goldapfel establishment!
Nostalgieladen und Museum
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Besides the splendid Einsiedeln cloister church, another attraction of great artistic and cultural significance is the almost 10meter-high and 100-meter-long work of art portraying the crucifixion of Christ. On regarding the enormous painting one almost feels catapulted into the Holy Land.
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