Muota (river)

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Muota near Ibach.jpg
The Muota in a narrow canyon near Ibach
Country Switzerland
Canton Canton of Schwyz
Basin features
Main source Ruosalp
1,800 m (5,900 ft)
River mouth Brunnen
434 m (1,424 ft)
Progression Lake Lucerne - Reuss - Aare - Rhine
Physical characteristics
Length 29 km (18 mi)

The Muota is a river in the Swiss canton of Schwyz and a tributary of Lake Lucerne. It has a length of 29 km (18 mi).[1]

The Muota rises on the Ruosalp, an alp to the north of the Glatten on the border between the cantons of Schwyz and Uri. Initially, it flows in a northerly direction through the tiny Bisistal before turning west to the villages of Muotathal and Ried.[1]

Beyond Ried, the river flows through a narrow defile between the Gibelhorn and Stooshorn, passing under the Stoosbahn funicular that serves the mountain resort of Stoos, as it does so. After leaving this canyon, the river turns north to reach the village of Ibach in the municipality of Schwyz. At Ibach the river turns west again, then shortly afterwards passes under the A4 motorway and the Gotthard railway line before receiving the Seeweren, which is the outfall stream of Lake Lauerz. Here it flows south-west to enter Lake Lucerne on the west side of the town of Brunnen in the municipality of Ingenbohl.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Maps of Switzerland - Swiss Confederation -" (online map). Alp. 1:200000. National Map 1:200 000 (in German). Wabern, Switzerland: Swiss Federal Office of Topography swisstopo. 2014. Retrieved 2015-06-04 – via 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Muota at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 46°59′42″N 8°35′39″E / 46.9950°N 8.5942°E / 46.9950; 8.5942