Sunrise at the Haggenegg

The Haggenegg is a summit at 1414 m between Schwyz and Alpthal. The summit played an important role during the “Marchenstreit“: a border conflict starting around the year 1100 between Schwyz and the Einsiedeln Abbey.

Sunrise from the Haggenegg

Sunrise from the Haggenegg

That conflict triggered robbery, hostage-taking, killings and has lead to the Battle of Morgarten in 1315. The Swiss victory in this battle consolidated and formed the core of the modern Switzerland.

The summit is the highest point of the Camino de Stantiago/St. James Trail in Switzerland to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain. On the summit there is small chapel which has been renovated in 2010. Close to the summit there is an inn and restaurenat has been mentioned the first time in 1438.

Haggenegg Sunrise Panorama

Haggenegg Sunrise Panorama (click to enlarge)

In the above picture there are two peaks in the middle: in front there is the Haggenspitz (1761 m) and in the background the Kleine Mythen (1811 m).

A view from the same spot, a minute later with changed colors:

Sunrise with Haggenspitz

Sunrise with Haggenspitz

Happy Haggenegging ๐Ÿ™‚

5 thoughts on “Sunrise at the Haggenegg

    • Hi Jim,
      I say ‘yes’! Not only for ‘eggs’, it is really wonderful place and a good staring point for alpine hikes too :-).

      Funny, I did not think about how you would read that word ๐Ÿ™‚ So here is an explaination (I’m not an expert!) of the word ‘Haggenegg’. The word has two parts: “Haggen” and “Egg”. ‘Haggen’ means ‘hock’, and is used for mountain peaks which look like a hook or have a nice peak. The word ‘Egg’ means ‘edge’ or ‘corner’. Looking at the mountain peak in the middle of my picture(s) now makes sense of that location: ‘At the edge of the peak’. ๐Ÿ™‚


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