The pilgrimage to Einsiedeln on Ascension Day tomorrow (May 30th) is one of the traditions followed in the Canton of Zug.
According to experience, many Zug residents will walk to Einsiedeln in groups or official pilgrimages in the night before, and on Ascension Day itself, the Zug law enforcement authorities report.
The official pilgrimage processions take place from Oberägeri via the municipal road Gulm-Grod – Zigerhüttli - Raten. The pilgrims gather on the Raten Pass from 7a.m. to 11 a.m., and then walk over the Aegeriried to Einsiedeln.
The hiking trail commission has placed signals for the old pilgrim route from Oberägeri via St. Jost.
For the safety of the pilgrims, the Zug police has imposed the following traffic restrictions for Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 11.30 am:
- The municipal and corporation roads, section Gulmstrasse – Grodstrasse – Moos -Zigerhüttli - Raten and the Wissenbach to Steinstoss section, are closed for through traffic.
- The cantonal road R, Raten/Passhöhe to Bottsrank, is closed.
Access to the Raten Pass parking lot from Oberägeri is possible during the period of the road closures, according to the information.
Access to and from Biberbrugg is only possible from 7 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. via Menzingen or Sattel (SZ).