88 Nidwaldner Höhenweg
88 Nidwaldner Höhenweg
88 Nidwalder Höhenweg
88 Nidwalder Höhenweg

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Nidwaldner Höhenweg

Stage 6, Brisenhaus–Emmetten, Stn. Niederbauen

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Nidwaldner Höhenweg

This stage leads you on the famous «Wildbeobachtungspfad» (wildlife-watching trail) along the Schwalmis and Oberbauen mountain flanks to Niderbauen and the cableway summit station of the same name.
The last, rather short leg of the Nidwaldner Höhenweg starts at Brisenhaus Hut at 1753 m and leads to Niederbauen. With the long-distance views of Mt. Pilatus, Rigi Mountain and the Mittelland region, the hut’s location below Brisen Mountain is extraordinary. From here, you walk downhill on a gravel road past Upper and Lower Büel huts in the direction of Stafel. Continuing along Ängibach River, the path follows the Emmetten wildlife observation trail which begins at the next crossroads. Information boards along the way provide many interesting facts about the local wildlife and birds. With a bit of luck, you might spot a black grouse, a spotted woodpecker, a mistle thrush or even ibexes.

After about 1 ½ hours you reach Ronen where the gravel road changes to a path. Below the Oberbauen mountainside you continue uphill, past the beautiful Ful Platten waterfall in the direction of Faulberg. The Rigi, queen of the mountains, Pilatus and parts of fjord-like Lake Lucerne with the Mittelland region behind are an incredible visual experience.

Just a short while later Kleine and Grosse Mythen come into sight and the destination of Niederbauen at 1570 m is close. Celebrate the end of this tour with something tasty to eat at the local mountain restaurant while enjoying the views of Lake Lucerne. A cable car takes the hikers to Emmetten, about 800 m further down. The village is beautifully situated on a mountain terrace between Beckenried and Seelisberg above the lake’s southern shore.
This stage leads you on the famous «Wildbeobachtungspfad» (wildlife-watching trail) along the Schwalmis and Oberbauen mountain flanks to Niderbauen and the cableway summit station of the same name.
The last, rather short leg of the Nidwaldner Höhenweg starts at Brisenhaus Hut at 1753 m and leads to Niederbauen. With the long-distance views of Mt. Pilatus, Rigi Mountain and the Mittelland region, the hut’s location below Brisen Mountain is extraordinary. From here, you walk downhill on a gravel road past Upper and Lower Büel huts in the direction of Stafel. Continuing along Ängibach River, the path follows the Emmetten wildlife observation trail which begins at the next crossroads. Information boards along the way provide many interesting facts about the local wildlife and birds. With a bit of luck, you might spot a black grouse, a spotted woodpecker, a mistle thrush or even ibexes.

After about 1 ½ hours you reach Ronen where the gravel road changes to a path. Below the Oberbauen mountainside you continue uphill, past the beautiful Ful Platten waterfall in the direction of Faulberg. The Rigi, queen of the mountains, Pilatus and parts of fjord-like Lake Lucerne with the Mittelland region behind are an incredible visual experience.

Just a short while later Kleine and Grosse Mythen come into sight and the destination of Niederbauen at 1570 m is close. Celebrate the end of this tour with something tasty to eat at the local mountain restaurant while enjoying the views of Lake Lucerne. A cable car takes the hikers to Emmetten, about 800 m further down. The village is beautifully situated on a mountain terrace between Beckenried and Seelisberg above the lake’s southern shore.
12 km
680 m | 860 m
4 h 00 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | medium

Season

Season
Beware: snowfields possible into summer months on high-level sections.

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Choltal, Wintereschlen - Ronen
Duration
unknown
Reason
Path impassable
At the end of February, beginning of March, various avalanches fell over the area. The paths are impassable due to fallen trees, earth material and masses of snow. The clearing work could not yet be started because of the large masses of snow.
Status
validated
Data source: Swiss Hiking Federation and Cantonal hiking associations

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Niederbauen
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Accommodation

Seeblick Höhenhotel
Seeblick Höhenhotel
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Places of interest

Wood Trail und Natural Bike Park
Wood Trail und Natural Bike Park
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
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