How to get there

Muotathal is situated in the heart of Switzerland and is easy to reach by car.

From Basel via Lucerne:
At Lucerne take the A14 motorway towards Zug. After 20 km you will arrive at the Rutihof motorway intersection. From here take the A4 towards Schwyz. Leave the motorway at the Schwyz exit and follow the signs for Muotathal.

From Lake Constance via Rapperswil:
At Rapperswil head towards Pfäffikon / Gotthard. At Pfäffikon follow the A3 motorway a short distance towards Gotthard. Take the first exit towards Gotthard / Schwyz. The road then takes you via Rothenthurm and Sattel towards Schwyz. At Schwyz follow the directions for Muotathal.

From Gotthard / Altdorf:
At Flüelen take the bypass tunnel towards Schwyz. After the Mosi tunnel leave the motorway at exit 40 Brunnen (direction Weggis/Gersau/Schwyz/Brunnen). Head towards Ibach/Schwyz and at the second roundabout in Ibach (at Dany's Family Restaurant) take the first exit towards Muotathal.


Spectator Access

Arriving by car:

Parking is available at the Stoos funicular car park (Grundstrasse 232, Schwyz) from where a frequent shuttle bus service will run to the Fluhhof restaurant on race days.  From here it is a 500 m walk to the Canoe Arena

Arriving by public transport:

A half-hourly bus service runs from Schwyz railway station to Muotathal (Bus no. 1, Arth Goldau - Lauerz - Schwyz, Muotathal). The journey time is 24 minutes. Get off at the Ried, Vordere Brücke stop, which is at the race finish.

The timetable is available at:







Throughout the region of Muotathal and neighbouring Illgau a wide range of hotels, holiday apartments and guesthouses is available. In order to make a booking we request that you contact the establishments on the list directly. Further information about the accomodation available can be obtained by visiting their websites or by phoning them directly. Alternatively, the team at the Stoos-Muotatal Tourist Office will be glad to help in your search. We recommend you make your bookings early. Please mention that you are booking in connection with the Canoe World Championships as some accommodation has already been set aside for your needs.

The "Erlebniswelt Muotathal" near the start offers a limited number of hard standings with electricity for camper vans and a small area for tents.  Showers and toilet facilities are located in the main building. Bookings should be made directly with Erlebniswelt on (+41) 41 831 81 50.

An alternative temporary camping site will be available near the entrance to the village of Muotathal situated half way along the race course. Running water, showers and toilet facilities will be provided, but not electricity.

Please book directly through the Tourist Office before 30 April 2017 (30 April 2018 for World Championships).

Price per person per night
AdultsCHF 9.00
Children 6 - 16 y.o.  CHF 5.00
Children to 5 yearsfree

Site fees per night
TentCHF 12.00
Caravan/camper van  CHF 16.00

includes tourist tax

Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus GmbH, /
(+41) 41 818 08 80
Other accommodation is of course available in the Schwyz region (Seewen/ Brunnen/ Morschach).  Information and contact details can be found via this link:



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