After the winter closure and maintenance work, the entire length of the rock path on the Bürgenberg will be accessible from Saturday, May 22, 2021, on weekends and public holidays. The Hammetschwand lift will be put into operation on June 12, 2021.
On weekdays from May 25, 2021 to June 11, 2021, the rock path between Känzeli Hammetschwand and the entrance/exit on the Honegg side will be closed as needed for work on the Hammetschwand lift. The path from the Bürgenstock Resort to the Hammetschwand Lift will remain open. 17.05.2021
Bürgenstock – Känzeli – Honegg – Bürgenstock
The construction of the Felsenweg at Bürgenstock was associated with considerable difficulties. In order to construct a viable route, blasting had to be carried out and retaining walls six to seven metres high had to be erected. At the same time, rock cut-outs were made and small tunnels constructed. In the rear part of the path, suspension devices are embedded in the rock and the path is led over these supporting devices. The structural execution and today's maintenance are demanding and dangerous according to the topographical conditions. Miners from the Tyrol were entrusted with the work at the beginning of the last century - for a daily wage of five to six francs.
The Hammetschwand Panoramalift is only for those who are free from vertigo. However, the view of the steeply sloping rocks down into the lake is very impressive and breathtaking. In less than a minute, the highest freestanding outdoor lift in Europe takes you up to the impressive Bürgenstock viewing terrace. The 152.8 m high lift is one of the most daring tourist facilities of the "Belle Époque".
Enjoy an aperitif after the hike in the Berggasthaus Hammetschwand.
By ship: By (shuttle) ship across Lake Lucerne to Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock. By the Bürgenstock railroad to the resort.
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