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Luetzelau neu  

Lützelau ISLAND

Lützelau Island, the smaller of the two islands on Lake Zurich, measures up to 300 metres long and 150 metres wide. It has an area of 3.38 ha. Lützelau Island, situated exactly opposite Rapperswil-Jona, lies within the boundaries of Freienbach in the district of Höfe in the canton of Schwyz and belongs to the municipality of Rapperswil-Jona. It lies within a nature protection area. The island formerly housed a convent belonging to the family of Beata and her husband Landolt. Stones were quarried on Lützelau Island for the construction of the Pfarrkirche.


Today, it is possible to bathe and camp on the leisure island of Lützelau. There is a small restaurant serving various delicacies such as fried fish nuggets, hamburgers, grilled food or pizzas. Three fireplaces are also available.



There are seasonal campsites on the beautifully situated holiday and leisure island of Lützelau opposite Rapperswil-Jona that can be rented from 1st May to 30th September.

There are also boat mooring places for long-term rentals. Of course you can also camp in the island for just one night you wish.


Daily camping charges:


Daily camping


Tent per night

CHF 15.00

Adults over the age of 16

CHF 10.00

Children between 10 and 15

CHF   5.00

Children below the age of 9


Boat mooring per night

CHF   5.00

Overnight jetty mooring charge per person and boat

CHF   5.00




You want to travel to the island but don't have a boat of your own? There are various options available enabling you to reach this beautiful leisure island:



The Island caretaker also offers taxi rides to the Island Lützelau, visit www.luetz-shuttle.ch.



Robert Heuberger runs a water taxi service between Rapperswil, Lützelau, Ufnau and Pfäffikon. The taxi offers an unforgettable journey for max. 12 persons. For more information call +41 76 226 27 28 or visit www.robertheuberger.ch.


Renting a pedalo or a motorboat

Pedalos or motorboats can be rented at Hensa Rapperswil harbour.  Tel. +41 55 220 67 22 or www.hensa-schifffahrt.ch.


Larger groups

If you're looking for a larger boat then you will find various options here.



Lützelau Island is especially suitable for group excursions. The island fun meet with an aperitif, dinner and coffee treat (Inselkafi) is very popular. The combination of the island fun meet with paddling fun is recommended. You paddle to the island in a team under your own steam in a dragon boat or a canoe. A historical guided tour of Lützelau Island is also offered.



Area: 3.38 ha (300 metres long and 150 metres wide)

3 barbecue areas

Seasonal and daily camping spaces


Miscellaneous, seasonal camping, group offers:

Tourist Information
+41 55 220 57 57
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Restaurant, reservation of groups:

Island caretaker Johannes Kunz

+41 55 410 34 52

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Daily Camping

Only possible with online reservation


Next city walking tours
16th September 2017, 2pm

SBB: Online timetable



To: Rapperswil SG, Bahnhof
Railway Information