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Please follow these safety measures when traveling on Mount Rigi railways.

Summer in Gersau

Wandern mit Kindern


Gersau boasts an impressive 70 km of marked hiking trails. The well-maintained network features everything from easy walks to challenging mountain treks. There’s the Waldstätterweg, the famous Swiss Path and the spectacular route over the Hochflue – to name just a few. Another popular hiking trail is the Erlebnisweg, which features geological information about how Gersau was formed, as well as fun facts about the local flora and fauna. Plus, there’s an exciting photo orienteering game that you can play to explore Gersau. More details are available from the tourist information centre.



There are three centrally located public playgrounds in Gersau. The quay playground by the lake is ideal for small children and has a fabulous view of the mountains, so it’s also popular among parents. The playground at the Rosenpark nursing home is located in a quiet neighbourhood and is also open to the public. A modern ‘tube playground’ for school-age children can be found on Schulhausplatz square behind the old town hall.

public tours through Gersau

Seestrasse 276442 Gersau

You walk with your expert guide through Gersau - the "altfrye Republik". For over 400 years Gersau was the smallest republic - a "free land". This is a...

  • one-hour public tour
  • with fascinating facts about the formerly smallest republic of the world
  • experienced guide

From 15,00 CHF per person

guided tours Gersau

For over 400 years, Gersau was the smallest republic - a "free country". This is a unique part of Swiss history. Stroll with your expert guide through the "altfrye Republik" and discover some especially beautiful places, the distinctive church, the magnificent Old Town Hall and stately mansions. Stroll along the lake and enjoy the view of Lake Lucerne and the unique mountain scenery. During the guided tour of the village you will learn how silk made its way to Gersau and how the silk raw materials are still processed into high-quality natural yarns under the label "Swiss Mountain Silk". Explore this gem at Lake Lucerne!

Good to know
The guided private tours for groups and school classes are available daily on request.
The tour lasts approximately one hour.
It is available in the following languages: German, English, French, Arabic, Mandarin

CHF 50 flat rate up to 5 persons
CHF 5 per additional person
children up to 16 years can participate free of charge
CHF 50 flat rate for school classes

Infocenter Gersau / +41 41 828 12 20

Lakeside beaches

In Gersau there are two lakeside beaches. 


Mini Golf

The mini golf course in front of the Gersau post office building has twelve holes with different levels of difficulty, making it a delight for young and old. Putters and balls are available for free from the tourist information centre or the Tübli restaurant.


Tennis courts

Gersau has two tennis courts that can be reserved at the tourist information centre. The courts cost CHF 20 per hour; locals and people with visitor cards receive a 25% discount.


Rock Climbing

Rock climbing enthusiasts looking for sky-high thrills with magnificent views are spoilt for choice in the region around Gersau. There are five rock climbing areas above Gersau and even a few multi-pitch climbs in Theddys Gärtli on the Rigi Hochflue. The climbing areas feature ascents with different levels of difficulty, so they’re suitable for rock climbers of varying abilities. Some of the rock walls are south-facing and can therefore also be climbed in winter, depending on the weather.

Please note: If you wish to climb in the Föhnenberg/Oberholz area, you need to register in advance with the landowner.

 Klettergärten Gersau  (pdf - 458.79 kB)

 Klettern Thedys Gärtli  (pdf - 1.53 MB)