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Hiking in Schwyz

Take the train from Zürich Hauptbahnhof to Schwyz and ride up the world’s steepest funicular to reach Stoos. The mountain plateau is an easy-to-reach favourite that can cater to both the more adventurous and more leisurely hikers. A favourite is the ridge walk with views over the lakes and peaks. Be sure to make your way back down in the valley before it gets dark. From Schwyz hop on the ferry on nearby Lake Lauerz and enjoy an apéro or early dinner at Schwanau restaurant. 

Trains take roughly an hour and run every 30 minutes.

Images: Alamy, Dolder Sports. Cover image: Veronique Hogger

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