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Michaelskreuz

Across Zugersee a hill is dividing the Luzern area with the river Reuss from the Zugersee. Atop stands the lovely chapel of Michaelskreuz. The lookout is marvelous and the whole area offers a bunch of walking tracks.

Michaelskreuz km Std.
Zug-Rotkreuz (train)    
Rotkreuz-Chüntwil (Kuentwil)-Bachtalen-Grossweid-
Mittler Sonderi-Michaelskreuz
4 1.5
Michaelskreuz-Obertal-Steintobel-Chüntwil
Option: Michaelskreuz-Obertal-Meierskappel
4
2.5
1.2
0.6
Rotkreuz-Zug (train)    

From Rotkreuz Railway Station or the public parking area South of the church (6 hr parking) we proceed along Kuentwilerstrasse. We're in a attractive residential area. Soon the Bitumen road becomes a field track leading into the forest. 
In a steady climb we reach Mittler Sonderi. Here the sight suddenly opens towards the Reusstal. The Autobahn can not only be seen, it can be heard as well.
The road is still ascending along the hill side, till after hardly 20 Minutes we reach the hamlet Michaelskreuz (Restaurant, Lodging, "sleeping on straw").

Michaelskreuz On Michaelskreuz
Michaelskreuz, Chapel Chapel

For the way back we choose the route by Obertal, then through the Steintobel gorge. This part is especially lovely. For the first part the track runs above the creek that has cut its bed far below, later we're walking just beside it's clear water.

After Obertal there is also the choice for Meierskappel (www.meierskappel.ch). A pretty village, there is a Bus service to Rotkreuz.

In summertime especially attractive is a walk in combination with the ship (e.g. from/to Buonas).

 

 

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