Family at the pilgrimage
Abbey in Einsiedeln
View at Flüeli

Via Jacobi: Einsiedeln - Interlaken

The Jacobs trail in Switzerland

The pilgrimage to the grave of St. James in Santiago de Compostela is one of the most important spiritual traditions in Europe. As part of the European Jakobsweg (Route of St. James), the ViaJacobi leads along the foot of the Alpine chain from the Bodensee to Genève – right across Switzerland. Chapels, churches and hostels are strung like pearls along the ViaJacobi and, together with a diverse cultural landscape, offer a fabulous hiking experience.

Walking

Walking
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Your trip starts in Einsiedeln, Switzerlands most famous pilgrimage place. Enjoy the shores of Lake Sihl and admire the monastery.

The trail over Haggenegg leads through the beautiful high valley of Alp towards the two Mythen peaks. The stately Au Convent and panoramic views of the Glarner Alps and the valley basin of Schwyz and Brunnen are feasts for the eyes.

approx. 6,5 hours
24 km
640 m
1.100 m

This section includes a boat trip from Brunnen to Treib, the ancient refuge harbour at the point where cantons Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden meet. The chapels along the way and the Winkelried memorial in Stans are worth seeing.

approx. 6 hours
20 km
650 m
670 m

Following the first ascent after Stans, impressive views open up to Stanser Boden, the Vierwaldstättersee and the Innerschweiz mountain peaks. Highpoint at the end of the section is the hermitage of Niklaus von Flüe and the Ranft chapels. In the end you reach the shores of Lake Sarnen with its emerald blue waters.

approx. 6 hours
20 km
800 m
750 m

Flüeli affords outstanding views. The varied route follows the shores of the Sarneree and Lungernsee lakes and from Lungern church along the Brünigweg which, as a pilgrimage pfennig (coin) shows, was once a pilgrims’ path.

approx. 7 hours
24 km
940 m
800 m

The trail leads along sunny slopes above the Brienzersee lake, allowing you to experience an exceptionally lovely landscape.

approx. 6 hours
23 km
630 m
720 m

Tour character

The hiking tour leads on comfortable forest trails, only on the leg to Stans on the shores of Lake Lucerne you have to deal with smaller trails. For the long legs you have to have a very good stamina.

Prices and events

All data at a glance
Season 1
May 5, 2018 - May 12, 2018
May 27, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Sep 16, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
daily
Season 2
May 13, 2018 - May 26, 2018
Jun 24, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
daily
Via Jacobi: Einsiedeln - Interlaken, CH-ZSWEI-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
678,00
263,00
758,00
263,00

Category: 3*** hotels and country hotels

Season 1
May 5, 2018 - May 12, 2018
May 27, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Sep 16, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
Season 2
May 13, 2018 - May 26, 2018
Jun 24, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
Einsiedeln
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Interlaken
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
106,00
71,00
114,00
79,00
106,00
71,00
114,00
79,00

Services and infos

  • 6 overnights incl. breakfast
  • Luggage tranfer
  • Boat ride Brunnen - Treib
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents
  • GPS data available
  • Service-Hotline

Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • Parking in Einsiedeln in parking Brühl, approx. EUR 18,-, park tickets are available in the tourist office of Einsiedeln, no reservation possible.
  • Departure by train from Interlaken to Einsiedeln, duration approx. 3,5 hours.
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