Zürichsee - Ufenau - Etzel IMG 2680.JPG
Etzel as seen from the Lake Zürich, with Ufenau island in the foreground
Highest point
Elevation1,098 m (3,602 ft)
Prominence148 m (486 ft)[1]
Coordinates47°10′40″N 8°46′03″E / 47.17778°N 8.76750°E / 47.17778; 8.76750Coordinates: 47°10′40″N 8°46′03″E / 47.17778°N 8.76750°E / 47.17778; 8.76750
Etzel is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
LocationSchwyz, Switzerland
Parent rangeSchwyzer Alps

The Etzel is a mountain on the south side of Lake Zürich in Switzerland. Although its elevation, of 1,098 metres (3,602 ft), is relatively modest, it is notable for its aspect when viewed from the lake and its surroundings. It is also well known for its views over the lake, and there is a mountain inn at the summit.

The mountain forms part of the Schwyzer Alps mountain range, and lies in the canton of Schwyz. Its summit and slopes are divided between the municipalities of Feusisberg, which lies to the north, and Einsiedeln, which lies to the south.

The mountain has given its name to the 1934-built MV Etzel, now preserved on Lake Zürich.


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is located at St. Meinrad (950 m).