Mountain sanctuary Michaelskreuz

From Udligenswil to Michaelskreuz

From the Rooterberg at the Michaelskreuz (Michael’s cross), where a hermit erected a cross at the behest of archangel Michael at an altitude of some 800 meters, you will be able to enjoy a fantastic view. 

You start your hike of about three hours in Udligenswil. You cross the village and continue on field paths through the countryside to Hauetli and the Eggwald forest. Here, you can already see the peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Above the forest, the route ascends slightly to the left to the Schiffmanshof. From here, you reach Michael’s cross and chapel in 15 minutes and enjoy a breathtaking view of the mountain ranges and the plains. An ideal spot to forget your hectic everyday life and recharge your batteries. Close by, you will find the Michaelskreuz restaurant. To return to your point of departure on forest and field paths, see the signpost at the restaurant.

Above Root, you continue on a paved road for a bit until you again reach the open fields. The train takes you back from Gisikon-Root to Lucerne. 


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Timetable information

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Timetable 60.073


For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required on the previous day until 16.00 h at the latest. Tel. +41 58 448 06 22.

Reservations for individual travelers (1-9 persons) are not accepted. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.

Travel dates/Validity

Route open all year
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Bicycle transport

No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed

Special comments:
Reservation: Tel. +41 58 448 06 22

Contact details

Gemeinde Udligenswil
Schlössligasse 2
P.O. Box 18
6044 Udligenswil

+41 41 371 13 13