57 Obwaldner Höhenweg
57 Obwaldner Höhenweg

Hiking

Obwaldner Höhenweg

Obwaldner Höhenweg

Alpnachstad (Pilatus)–Stanserhorn

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Obwaldner Höhenweg

Obwaldner Höhenweg

This six-day tour leads from Mount Pilatus via the geographic centre of Switzerland to Melchsee-Frutt and the Stanserhorn, always at lofty heights with fantastic views of countless Alpine peaks and dozens of mountain lakes.
With the world’s steepest cogwheel railway from Alpnachstad, or the aerial cableway from Kriens, to the summit of Pilatus at, 2132 m altitude, the scenic and spectacular start of the Obwaldner Höhenweg (high-level trail). The views sweep far down to the Vierwaldstättersee and over countless Alpine peaks. You hike along peaceful paths, alternating between fir forests and Alpine meadows, into the midst of the Glaubenberg moorlands and the region of the Entlebuch biosphere reserve.

Cheese and sausages directly from the alp are a fine feast and fortify you for the scenic hike over the Glaubenbüelenpass to the panoramic world of Lungern-Schönbüel. Höchgumme and Wilerhorn, two superb summits to head for on the way to the Brünigpass, promise breathtaking views down to the turquoise Brienzersee. Passing picturesque alp chapels, the trail leads up to the geographical centre of Switzerland on the Älggialp. With the glaciated Titlis in view, you reach the lofty heights of the Melchsee-Frutt lake plateau. The route finally negotiates the east flank of the primal Melchtal, with magnificent views of a rugged landscape. With a little luck you may spot chamois or even an eagle on your way to Storegg, the historic pass into the Engelberg Valley.

The path leads up to the ridge through the Wagenleis (or Charren) wind gap and across the Arvigrat ridge to Ächerli pass. Arriving at the top of the Stanserhorn after the last ascent a panoramic view opens up of the entire Alpine mountain chain, the bottom of the Stans Valley, the Engelberg Valley and as many as ten lakes. The CabriO cable car takes the hikers back down to Stans.
This six-day tour leads from Mount Pilatus via the geographic centre of Switzerland to Melchsee-Frutt and the Stanserhorn, always at lofty heights with fantastic views of countless Alpine peaks and dozens of mountain lakes.
With the world’s steepest cogwheel railway from Alpnachstad, or the aerial cableway from Kriens, to the summit of Pilatus at, 2132 m altitude, the scenic and spectacular start of the Obwaldner Höhenweg (high-level trail). The views sweep far down to the Vierwaldstättersee and over countless Alpine peaks. You hike along peaceful paths, alternating between fir forests and Alpine meadows, into the midst of the Glaubenberg moorlands and the region of the Entlebuch biosphere reserve.

Cheese and sausages directly from the alp are a fine feast and fortify you for the scenic hike over the Glaubenbüelenpass to the panoramic world of Lungern-Schönbüel. Höchgumme and Wilerhorn, two superb summits to head for on the way to the Brünigpass, promise breathtaking views down to the turquoise Brienzersee. Passing picturesque alp chapels, the trail leads up to the geographical centre of Switzerland on the Älggialp. With the glaciated Titlis in view, you reach the lofty heights of the Melchsee-Frutt lake plateau. The route finally negotiates the east flank of the primal Melchtal, with magnificent views of a rugged landscape. With a little luck you may spot chamois or even an eagle on your way to Storegg, the historic pass into the Engelberg Valley.

The path leads up to the ridge through the Wagenleis (or Charren) wind gap and across the Arvigrat ridge to Ächerli pass. Arriving at the top of the Stanserhorn after the last ascent a panoramic view opens up of the entire Alpine mountain chain, the bottom of the Stans Valley, the Engelberg Valley and as many as ten lakes. The CabriO cable car takes the hikers back down to Stans.
99 km | 6 Stages
6300 m | 6500 m
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Pilatus Kulm
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Arrival / return travel Stanserhorn
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Services

Accommodation

Fluonalp Alpkäserei und Beizli
Fluonalp Alpkäserei und Beizli
Giswil
LTB AG / Turrenhuis
LTB AG / Turrenhuis
Lungern
Bärghuis Schönbüel
Bärghuis Schönbüel
Lungern
Erlebnishof Ming
Erlebnishof Ming
Lungern
Pilgerherberge Brienzwiler
Pilgerherberge Brienzwiler
Brienzwiler
Truwaaje B+B Brienzwiler
Truwaaje B+B Brienzwiler
Brienzwiler
Gasthaus Brünig Kulm
Gasthaus Brünig Kulm
Meiringen
Frutt Resort AG
Frutt Resort AG
Melchsee-Frutt
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Bookable offers

Lötschberg Panorama Trails
Lötschberg Panorama Trails
88 Valais Panorama Bike
88 Valais Panorama Bike
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Places

Pilatus
Pilatus
Langis
Langis
Schönbüel OW
Schönbüel OW
Lungern
Lungern
Brünigpass
Brünigpass
Melchsee-Frutt
Melchsee-Frutt
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Places of interest

Pilatus rope park & summer toboggan run
Pilatus rope park & summer toboggan run
Mount Pilatus
Mount Pilatus
Glaubenberg
Glaubenberg
Lungern–Brünigpass
Lungern–Brünigpass
Älggialp, geogr. centre of Switzerland
Älggialp, geogr. centre of Switzerland
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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.
Signalization