Die Aussicht von der Marienhöhe mit einem Zaun, Holz und Steinen.

Excursion to Seelisberg

By boat, mountain railway and historic walking trail from Seelisberg to the Rütli meadow

Combine a cruise from Brunnen to Treib with an ensuing trip on the delightful funicular to Seelisberg. During your ascent with the nostalgic funicular you will have fantastic views down onto the lake. Then you may walk along the pretty trail from Seelisberg to the legendary Rütli meadow, the birthplace of Switzerland. The trail is well marked and offers engaging insights into Swiss history.


For this combined excursion by boat, funicular and on foot, please plan at least half a day. The actual walking time from Seelisberg downhill to the Rütli meadow is about 2 hours. The comfortable walking trail is paved and suitable for wheelchairs or buggies. For more information, please visit this site:  here.

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Date Daily
Duration min. 5 hours from Brunnen
Route Take the boat from Brunnen to Treib, then ascend to Seelisberg by funicular railway before enjoying the attractive walking trail from Seelisberg to the Rütli meadow. Finally, you may return by boat from Rütli to Brunnen.
Timetable Find out more here
Gastronomy Offer varies depending on the ship connection.
From Brunnen Ticket prices 2. Class:
With half-fare card: CHF 12.90
Without half-fare card: CHF 25.80
Ticket pirces 1. class:
With half-fare card: CHF 16.90
Without half-fare crad: CHF 33.80

GA and Children's Co-travelcard is accepted.
Group reservation For group reservations, please get in touch with us. By phone +41 41 367 67 67 or contact form.
Reservation Online-booking is only possible with credit cards and up to 9 people.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Walking on the historic trail is free of charge. The ticket price covers the return trip by boat as well as the funicular ride. In case of interest, it is possible for groups to book a local guide to narrate the historic trail and points of interest. The cost of the guide is 150 CHF, reservations can be made with the local tourist office in Seelisberg.

During your boat cruise from Brunnen to Treib or from Rütli to Brunnen, refreshments are available on the ships. Additionally, you will find a selection of nice, typically Swiss restaurants in Treib, Seelisberg and at the Rütli meadow. All of these venues are well suited for a proper lunch or just a quick coffee break. 

Yes, the infrastructure along the way is suitable for both buggies or wheelchairs.

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