Sattelegg-Wildegg, CH

The Sattelegg Pass (1190 m) is a high mountain pass in the Alps in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland, connecting Siebnen and Willerzell.

The Sattelegg Pass (1190 m) is a high mountain pass in the Alps in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland, connecting Siebnen and Willerzell. The road has a maximum grade of 14 percent. On the Sattelegg is a restaurant, a small chapel, and a ski elevator.

Impressions

The Sattelegg pass crossing connects the high valley of Einsiedeln with the Wägital and leads from Willerzell to Siebnen. The pass lies in the thrust zone of alpine blankets and Mediterranean molasses. The transition formerly called Miesegg was part of the pilgrimage route from the Wägital to Einsiedeln Abbey. Today’s road, which was initially used as a military road, was built during the Second World War and has been a cantonal road since 1990. The Sattelegg can be combined very well with the Ibergeregg and thus forms a nice stopover on the way from Lake Zurich to Lake Lucerne.

The Sattelegg road is not the fastest but it is the most exciting connection between the two Swiss lakes of Zurich and Sihlsee. Since the Sattelegg also offers a small ski area, the road is passable all year round. Directly next to the top of the pass is the Mother of God and Brother Klaus Chapel, inaugurated in 1976, which is part of the pilgrimage route that still exists today. From May to October, church services are held every second and last Sunday of the month.

Getting there

By any means or by choice of public transport services. Click Directions to get directions to this location on Google Maps.

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.

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