571 Bruderklausenweg
571 Bruderklausenweg

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Bruderklausenweg

Bruderklausenweg

Stans–Sachseln

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Bruderklausenweg

Bruderklausenweg

Brother Klaus Way leads from Stans to Flüeli Ranft. This is the path Heimo Amgrund followed on the night of December 21, 1481. He was seeking the advice of Brother Klaus, who helped bring peace to the region.
The route was renovated on its 500th anniversary and marked with round signs showing the visions of Brother Klaus. The trail starts at the church in Stans and follows Knirigasse (an alley) up to a chapel called «Maria zum Schnee». The Battle of Allweg monument is especially impressive. This battle, which the French won, took place on September 9, 1798.

From a distance you’ll see St. Niklausen’s large stone bell tower dating back to the 14th century. This quiet place of contemplation lies on a mountain side and offers gorgeous views of Flüeli-Ranft and Sarnen’s Aa Valley. This is where the steep descent into the Melchaa chasm starts. One of the most important sights is the 500-year-old home of Brother Klaus. He built this house and lived there with his family until he decided to become a hermit in 1467.
Brother Klaus Way leads from Stans to Flüeli Ranft. This is the path Heimo Amgrund followed on the night of December 21, 1481. He was seeking the advice of Brother Klaus, who helped bring peace to the region.
The route was renovated on its 500th anniversary and marked with round signs showing the visions of Brother Klaus. The trail starts at the church in Stans and follows Knirigasse (an alley) up to a chapel called «Maria zum Schnee». The Battle of Allweg monument is especially impressive. This battle, which the French won, took place on September 9, 1798.

From a distance you’ll see St. Niklausen’s large stone bell tower dating back to the 14th century. This quiet place of contemplation lies on a mountain side and offers gorgeous views of Flüeli-Ranft and Sarnen’s Aa Valley. This is where the steep descent into the Melchaa chasm starts. One of the most important sights is the 500-year-old home of Brother Klaus. He built this house and lived there with his family until he decided to become a hermit in 1467.
21 km | 1 Stage
820 m | 800 m
6 h 00 min
easy (hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Stans
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Duration
02.12.2020 - 30.04.2021
Reason
Amended routing
The old section of the path is no longer accessible. (Fenced fallow deer enclosure)
Status
validated
Data source: Swiss Hiking Federation and Cantonal hiking associations

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Sachseln
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Bahnhofplatz 1
6060 Sarnen
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Medieval town of Stans
Medieval town of Stans
Nidwalden Museum
Nidwalden Museum
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Brother Klaus Museum, Sachseln
Burial chapel of Brother Klaus
Burial chapel of Brother Klaus
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Bathing complex Sachseln
Bathing complex Sachseln
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