Not as famous a Mount Pilatus, but without tourist crowds and a splendid view of the lake
Buochser Horn, 1807 mt, has a dominant Location south of Lake Lucerne.
The Panorama is mindblowing with the view to Mount Pilatus, Stanser Horn, Rigi and other summits in Central Switzerland.
Well known by local hikers it is rather off the beaten track for tourists.
With approx. 700 mt ascend on a good trail from Niederrickenbach the hike requires around 3. 5 - 5 hours return.
The charming hamlet of Niederrickenbach offers with Pilgerhaus a cozy place to have a late lunch or dinner or even breakfast in case you won't have one in your Hotel.
- A train ride to Niederrickenbach Valley Station, approx. 25 mins.
- Ropeway to the Niederrickenbach monastery
- Hike to Buochserhorn (app. 700 m gain in altitude), approx. 3. 5 - 5 hours, 2 - 3 hours up, 1. 5 - 2 hours down (it varies between 3. 5 and 5 hours based on fitness levels and experience)
- stop at Pilgerhaus
- Return to Lucern.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 6 hours
Including travel with public Transport, ropeway, hike and breakes.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
60 CHF - Maybe visit Restaurant pilgerhaus.
Payment of ropeway return ticket.
- Public Transportation Tickets
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Seven of us (ages 21 to 61) hiked Buochser Horn. Andre was extremely knowledgeable, had a great sense of humor, and was a fabulous guide. The last 30 minutes of the 3 hour ascent was tough, but Andre was very patient and didn't rush us at all. Scenery was absolutely breathtaking! The hike was the highlight of our vacation. Bring lots of water, some food, and wear good hiking shoes (steep inclines). We ended with beers and lunch in the local village/monastery. THANK YOU Andre- we miss you already!!!