Hoch-Ybrig

Lucerne - Lake Lucerne Region

Close to the capital of the canton, Schwyz, and the place of pilgrimage Einsiedeln, in an idyllic, wide open alpine foothill landscape at 900 to 2200 metres, lie the holiday and sports destination of Hoch-Ybrig and the sunny villages of Ober- and Unteriberg.

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Hoch-Ybrig - Ybrig is the local dialect form of Iberg – the village is dominated by the peaks of the Drusberg, Forstberg and Twäriberg. This chain of mountains forms a ridge separating the area from the Muotatal and the Glarnerland region. A cable-car leads from Weglosen in the valley of the Waag, which can be reached from Unteriberg by car, to Seebli (1460 m) at the foot of the Roggenstock. From Seebli chair-lifts continue on up to the Hoch-Ybrig top stations of Spirstock (1771 m) and Sternen (1856 m).

The mountain pass over the Ibergeregg links Ybrig with the canton capital Schwyz. To the south, high above the Muotatal, there is also the quiet little village of Illgau.

Summer

The centre for holidays and sports of Hoch-Ybrig, and the sunny villages of Ober- and Unteriberg are popular destinations for day trips and holidays. 170 km of footpaths, a golf course, toboggan run, mountain bike routes, tennis courts, mini-golf, children’s playground, indoor pool, fishing and swimming, windsurfing and sailing on the nearby Lake Sihl – such is the diversity of this family-friendly region.

Cable-cars and chair-lifts give access to a hiking area of woods and alpine meadows, with places to rest and have barbecues, geological and botanical themed walks, nature conservation areas, mountain lakes and traditional mountain restaurants. A riding school, rides by horse-drawn carriage and a summer sledging run are yet more attractions.

Highlights

  • Hoch-Ybrig – a varied and family-friendly centre for holidays and sport above the villages of Ober- and Unteriberg and not far from Schwyz and Einsiedeln.
  • Benedictine monastery at Einsiedeln – main St. Mary Pilgrimage destination in Switzerland, with impressive cloisters and a "black Madonna".
  • Diorama of Bethlehem in Einsiedeln – the largest nativity scene in the world, with over 450 hand-carved figures.
  • Typical Schwyz village – the magnificent village square, surrounded by the dominant parish church, the town hall and merchant’s houses, is considered one of the finest squares in Switzerland.
  • Museum of Swiss Charters, Schwyz – here you can see the documents marking the founding of the Swiss Federation by the first three forest cantons, and other documents.

SBB RailAway leisure shop

Combined offer: journey using public transport and leisure offer (also for existing tickets) to Hoch-Ybrig

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