Important information: The Bürgenstock rock path is closed due to the winter closure. The exact reopening in spring 2020 depends on the snow and weather conditions and will be communicated accordingly. Information at www.felsenweg.ch - 02.12.19
In order to allow his guests a walk on the northern slope, tourism pioneer Josef Bucher-Durrer had this path built at the beginning of the last century. The road construction took five years.
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.
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