575 Schmetterlingspfad Lungern
575 Schmetterlingspfad Lungern
575 Schmetterlingspfad Lungern
575 Schmetterlingspfad Lungern

Hiking

Schmetterlingspfad Lungern

Schmetterlingspfad Lungern

Lungern, Turren–Kaiserstuhl

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Schmetterlingspfad Lungern

Schmetterlingspfad Lungern

Switzerland's most diverse population of butterflies can be found above the emerald-green waters of Lake Lungern. Information panels along this high-altitude trail with views of the Bernese and Central Swiss Alps describe the most striking of over 100 butterfly species that have their habitat here.
The cable car takes you comfortably up to Turren, where the hike begins. As you hike towards the valley, you'll enjoy views of the Bernese Alps and their glaciers as well as the Central Swiss peaks including Mount Titlis, the Stanserhorn, and Mounts Mythen, Rigi and Pilatus. Equally splendid: emerald-green Lake Lungern, a paradise for fishing enthusiasts.

The path is lined with an abundance of flora and fauna thanks to traditional and ecological cultivation by the mountain farmers. The hike passes through a plant conservation zone. Over 100 species of diurnal butterflies flit about on the dry grassland, including many rare and protected species. 17 information panels along the path describe the most striking types, with information about the butterflies, their development and distribution, and also about the plant world and the landscape structures. The largest numbers of butterflies can be observed between June and August.

Other rare insects and plants also feel very much at home on these sunlit slopes. Over 20 varieties of orchids and lilies can be found here between the end of May and mid-October. If you set out in the early morning hours, you'll have the best chances of spotting ibex, chamois, stags, roe deer or even eagles. On the last third of the hike, you're bound to encounter blocks of gneiss, also known technically as erratics or locally as "Geissberger". You will find them in Blattisdurren and the Schäfschlüecht depression, where they were deposited during the retreat of the Aare glacier. Once you reach Bürglen, it's not far to Kaiserstuhl rail station, the destination of this unique hike.
Switzerland's most diverse population of butterflies can be found above the emerald-green waters of Lake Lungern. Information panels along this high-altitude trail with views of the Bernese and Central Swiss Alps describe the most striking of over 100 butterfly species that have their habitat here.
The cable car takes you comfortably up to Turren, where the hike begins. As you hike towards the valley, you'll enjoy views of the Bernese Alps and their glaciers as well as the Central Swiss peaks including Mount Titlis, the Stanserhorn, and Mounts Mythen, Rigi and Pilatus. Equally splendid: emerald-green Lake Lungern, a paradise for fishing enthusiasts.

The path is lined with an abundance of flora and fauna thanks to traditional and ecological cultivation by the mountain farmers. The hike passes through a plant conservation zone. Over 100 species of diurnal butterflies flit about on the dry grassland, including many rare and protected species. 17 information panels along the path describe the most striking types, with information about the butterflies, their development and distribution, and also about the plant world and the landscape structures. The largest numbers of butterflies can be observed between June and August.

Other rare insects and plants also feel very much at home on these sunlit slopes. Over 20 varieties of orchids and lilies can be found here between the end of May and mid-October. If you set out in the early morning hours, you'll have the best chances of spotting ibex, chamois, stags, roe deer or even eagles. On the last third of the hike, you're bound to encounter blocks of gneiss, also known technically as erratics or locally as "Geissberger". You will find them in Blattisdurren and the Schäfschlüecht depression, where they were deposited during the retreat of the Aare glacier. Once you reach Bürglen, it's not far to Kaiserstuhl rail station, the destination of this unique hike.
13 km | 1 Stage
360 m | 1200 m
3 h 50 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Turren
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Season
Please note: Snow fields are possible on the upper sections right through to the summer months.

Season

Season
Caution: Many butterflies can be watched during fine weather in June until the end of August.

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Surface/foundation
Please note: Due to the significant altitude difference, good boots and surefootedness are a must.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Kaiserstuhl OW
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Contact

Tourismus Lungern
Bahnhofstrasse 24
6078 Lungern
Tel. +41 (0) 41 678 14 55
info@lungern-tourismus.ch
www.lungern-tourismus.ch

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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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