Rotenflue, CH

The Rotenfluh (also spelled Rotenflue) is a mountain in the Swiss Prealps (Mythen Region), located east of Schwyz in Central Switzerland. It is part of the range surrounding the valley of Alpthal, culminating at the Gross Mythen. The Rotenfluh is a popular vantage point over the Lake Lucerne region.


The mountain is part of a ski area and is easily accessible from Rickenbach near Schwyz by the Rotenfluebahn, a gondola lift. Unlike the previous cable car, which culminated at an elevation of 1,527 metres, the current facility reaches a higher elevation, the upper station being within a few metres from the top. Several restaurants lie in the summit area.

Hiking possibilities with the most varied degrees of difficulty are waiting for you. For sure-footed hikers the Grosse Mythen is an absolute must. The 360° panorama offers a marvellous view over the lowland with countless lakes and over the foothills of the Alps. Walkers as well find their dream route in the Mythen Region, where numerous mountain inns invite to linger for a while.

In winter the Mythen Region proves to be a reasonably priced family skiing area, providing parking right at the skiruns. The winter sport offering consists of 14 installations, ski schools, winter walking paths and snowshoe trails, sled runs and last but not least the Freestyle-Funpark «Mythenpark».

Getting there

By any means or by choice of public transport services: SBB Timetable, please click here.

The Country

Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge.

The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.

The Weather

Here’s the weather for the capitol city. Go to Dark Sky and input any other destination of your choice to get a detailed weather prognosis. There’s also a weather time machine, providing you backcasts for the experienced past and forecasts for the predicted future.

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