Hiking is the most perfect way to discover true life.

7. February 2016 | categories: Hiking

Six o’ clock in the morning the alarm clock rings and after a good breakfast I take the train to Baar. At nine o’ clock I reach Baar after a few minutes delay and walk off. After just a few metres, the fog enters Zug. From Zug I walk along the lake, from where I can hardly see anything but five meters of water at the shore. After about three hours of fog migration (the weather forecast predicted sunny weather) I finally get out of the fog in Meierskappel.

The path goes a little further uphill towards Küssnacht, always keeping the Rigi in mind.

In Küssnacht am Rigi I see Lake Lucerne for the first time on the hike. The path continues uphill. I walk past a farm with young piglets. The path continues into a nature reserve.

At the end of the trail, you follow the Würzelbach stream down to Lake Lucerne. After a short time you walk along the Museum of Transport and walk along the lake shore to the centre of Lucerne.

In Lucerne, the carnival is taking place and many Guggen are making people happy. However, I have seen enough today and take the next train to Zurich.

The whole hike takes about eight hours and 38 km. I recommend the hike from Küssnacht am Rigi to Lucerne, which is a little further away from Lake Lucerne, and I have taken the shorter route through a nature reserve. The hike then takes about three hours and is also suitable for families with slightly older children. The hike is very varied with forests, lake and mountain panoramas, moors (Wagenmoos and Foremoos in the Meggerwald), a brook and Lucerne at the end. One possibility for families is to go to the Museum of Transport towards the end of the hike. If you don’t want to walk the last 40 minutes to Lucerne, there is also a train station. Another possibility is to take a boat trip on Lake Lucerne. If three hours are not enough, you can also start in Immensee. This way you can also see Lake Zug.

P.S.: The title quote is from the English writer Elizabeth von Arnim, who lived around 1900.