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All passengers must wear a hygienic mask when travelling on all train and cable-car services operated by Mount Rigi Railways effective from Monday, July 6th, 2020.
Please follow these safety measures when traveling on Mount Rigi railways.

Summer in Lauerz


Lauerz has a diverse and extensive hiking trail network, which even includes part of the famous Swiss Path. The trails are also suitable for children, particularly the route from Lauerz to the Goldau Zoo. In addition to the regular hiking trails, there’s a selection of particularly beautiful routes that wind their way through the Lake Lauerz-Sägel-Schutt nature reserve. When hiking through the reserve, it is especially important to stay on the marked paths.


Lake Lauerz Moorlands

The landscape between Goldau and Seewen is a patchwork of breathtaking moorlands, low-lying wetlands, protected areas and amphibian spawning grounds. This rich variety of habitats developed after Switzerland’s largest ever landslide ravaged the region in 1806, creating a landscape interspersed with dry hills and moist lowlands. Wildlife watchers will find not only many species of reptiles and insects in this unique nature reserve, but also rare plants and the breeding grounds of various birds.


Lake Lauerz Swimming Area

The Lake Lauerz swimming area is located directly on the sandy shores of Lake Lauerz. Visitors can swim in the lake and there’s also a paddling pool for children. The facilities include a playground, a lawn area for games and table tennis tables, making this delightful lakeside spot particularly popular among families. Snacks are available from the kiosk and visitors are welcome to use the barbecue areas. Entry to the swimming area is free.

Schaubrennerei Zgraggen

Zgraggen distillery in Lauerz

Zgraggen Distillerie AG is a 70-year-old family business in the canton of Schwyz. This traditional schnapps distillery has been named “Swiss Distillery of the Year” multiple times as a result of the passion, creativity and hard work of its dedicated team. Visitors can register in advance to take a two-hour tour of the distillery, which includes a tasting of Zgraggen’s entire product range. After the tour, visitors can look forward to a serving of delicious Kirschnudeln (yeast dumplings filled with cherries) in the Fischerstube lakeside restaurant opposite the distillery.