88 Nidwaldner Höhenweg
88 Nidwaldner Höhenweg

Hiking

Nidwaldner Höhenweg

Nidwaldner Höhenweg

Stanserhorn–Emmetten, Stn. Niederbauen

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Nidwaldner Höhenweg

Nidwaldner Höhenweg

The Nidwaldner Höhenweg offers varied hiking on mountain trails with grandiose views. Two monastery villages invite you to visit. The many mountain cableway connections make it possible to split the five-day hike.
The Nidwaldner Höhenweg is a route around the Engelberg Valley at altitudes between 1600 and 2000m, with detours to Melchsee-Frutt and Niderbauen. The trail starts at the top of the Stanserhorn with marvellous views of the Alps and as many as ten lakes. From here the Trail leads around Canton Nidwalden along marked trails, in six one-day stages.

At the transition from Alpine foothills to Alps, the route offers grandiose views into the valley, of the encircling mountains and glaciated 4000m summits. You hike past alp meadows, rugged cliffs and tranquil mountain lakes as well as various passes and can delight in the impressive world of flora and fauna. Mountain guest houses and inns invite you to stay overnight or simply rest and refuel. In Engelberg and Niederrickenbach you can knock at the monastery gates and find friendly admittance.

The target of the Nidwaldner Höhenweg is the summit station of the Niderbauen aerial cableway on the flank of the mountain of the same name. Each stage can be walked independently as every destination is located near a train or cable car station.
The Nidwaldner Höhenweg offers varied hiking on mountain trails with grandiose views. Two monastery villages invite you to visit. The many mountain cableway connections make it possible to split the five-day hike.
The Nidwaldner Höhenweg is a route around the Engelberg Valley at altitudes between 1600 and 2000m, with detours to Melchsee-Frutt and Niderbauen. The trail starts at the top of the Stanserhorn with marvellous views of the Alps and as many as ten lakes. From here the Trail leads around Canton Nidwalden along marked trails, in six one-day stages.

At the transition from Alpine foothills to Alps, the route offers grandiose views into the valley, of the encircling mountains and glaciated 4000m summits. You hike past alp meadows, rugged cliffs and tranquil mountain lakes as well as various passes and can delight in the impressive world of flora and fauna. Mountain guest houses and inns invite you to stay overnight or simply rest and refuel. In Engelberg and Niederrickenbach you can knock at the monastery gates and find friendly admittance.

The target of the Nidwaldner Höhenweg is the summit station of the Niderbauen aerial cableway on the flank of the mountain of the same name. Each stage can be walked independently as every destination is located near a train or cable car station.
94 km | 6 Stages
6100 m | 6400 m
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Stanserhorn
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Arrival / return travel Niederbauen
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Services

Accommodation

Alpbetrieb Lachen
Alpbetrieb Lachen
Kerns
Frutt Resort AG
Frutt Resort AG
Melchsee-Frutt
Bärghuis Jochpass
Bärghuis Jochpass
Engelberg
Jugendherberge Engelberg
Jugendherberge Engelberg
Engelberg
Hotel Bellevue-Terminus
Hotel Bellevue-Terminus
Engelberg
Hotel Crystal Engelberg
Hotel Crystal Engelberg
Engelberg
Berglodge Ristis
Berglodge Ristis
Engelberg
Brunnihütte SAC
Brunnihütte SAC
Engelberg
Pilgerhaus Maria Rickenbach
Pilgerhaus Maria Rickenbach
Niederrickenbach
Seeblick Höhenhotel
Seeblick Höhenhotel
Emmetten
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Bookable offers

Tell Trail Luzern - Sörenberg
Tell Trail Luzern - Sörenberg
88 Nidwaldner Höhenweg
88 Nidwaldner Höhenweg
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Places

Melchsee-Frutt
Melchsee-Frutt
Engstlenalp
Engstlenalp
Engelberg - Titlis
Engelberg - Titlis
Oberrickenbach
Oberrickenbach
Niederrickenbach
Niederrickenbach
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Places of interest

Hells Bells Trail
Hells Bells Trail
Jochpass Trail
Jochpass Trail
Trudy Trail
Trudy Trail
Folk Museum
Folk Museum
Cheese Factory
Cheese Factory
Benedictine Monastery Engelberg
Benedictine Monastery Engelberg
Tickle path Brunni
Tickle path Brunni
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.
Signalization