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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 8, Flüeli-Ranft–Brünigpass
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 7, Stans–Flüeli-Ranft
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 18, Flüeli-Ranft–Stans
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 17, Giswil–Flüeli-Ranft
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Bruderklausenweg
Bruderklausenweg
Route 571, Stans–Sachseln
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Cycling in the surroundings

Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 5, Meiringen–Sarnen
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Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 6, Sarnen–Zug
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 4, Flüelen–Sörenberg
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Wiggertal–Glaubenberg
Wiggertal–Glaubenberg
Stage 2, Wolhusen (Werthenstein)–Sarnen
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Unterwalden-Route
Unterwalden-Route
Stage 1, Giswil–Stans
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Wichelseerundfahrt
Wichelseerundfahrt
Route 703, Sarnen–Wichelsee–Alpnach–Sarnen
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Sarnerseerundfahrt
Sarnerseerundfahrt
Route 702, Sarnen–Sachseln–Wilen–Sarnen
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Biking in the surroundings

Panorama Bike
Panorama Bike
o-tour Bike West
Langis Bike
Sachseln
High Bridge, Kerns

High Bridge, Kerns

Of Switzerland's 200-plus covered wooden bridges, the «High Bridge» on the Flüeli-Ranft-to-Kerns road is a widely visited attraction, being Europe's highest such bridge.
Weighing 100 tonnes, 30 metres in length and 100 metres up, the bridge was built by the military in 1943 to relieve the Kerns-Melchtal road. It took 16 soldiers just 36 days to complete the task without machinery, using 150 cubic metres of wood, 4800 kg of screws, 3000 kg of nails, 3900 ring dowels and 132,000 wood shingles.

The endeavours replaced the first bridge, a pioneering feat erected in 1893 by Kerns-born master carpenter Josef Windlin to his own design.
Of Switzerland's 200-plus covered wooden bridges, the «High Bridge» on the Flüeli-Ranft-to-Kerns road is a widely visited attraction, being Europe's highest such bridge.
Weighing 100 tonnes, 30 metres in length and 100 metres up, the bridge was built by the military in 1943 to relieve the Kerns-Melchtal road. It took 16 soldiers just 36 days to complete the task without machinery, using 150 cubic metres of wood, 4800 kg of screws, 3000 kg of nails, 3900 ring dowels and 132,000 wood shingles.

The endeavours replaced the first bridge, a pioneering feat erected in 1893 by Kerns-born master carpenter Josef Windlin to his own design.

Adresse

Obwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 1
6060 Sarnen
Tel. +41 (0)41 666 50 40
info@obwalden-tourismus.ch
www.obwalden-tourismus.ch

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Flüeli-Ranft
Flüeli-Ranft
Sachseln
Sachseln
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Accommodation

Landgasthof Zollhaus
Landgasthof Zollhaus
Giswil
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 8, Flüeli-Ranft–Brünigpass
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 7, Stans–Flüeli-Ranft
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 18, Flüeli-Ranft–Stans
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 17, Giswil–Flüeli-Ranft
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Bruderklausenweg
Bruderklausenweg
Route 571, Stans–Sachseln
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Cycling in the surroundings

Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 5, Meiringen–Sarnen
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Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 6, Sarnen–Zug
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 4, Flüelen–Sörenberg
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Wiggertal–Glaubenberg
Wiggertal–Glaubenberg
Stage 2, Wolhusen (Werthenstein)–Sarnen
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Unterwalden-Route
Unterwalden-Route
Stage 1, Giswil–Stans
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Wichelseerundfahrt
Wichelseerundfahrt
Route 703, Sarnen–Wichelsee–Alpnach–Sarnen
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Sarnerseerundfahrt
Sarnerseerundfahrt
Route 702, Sarnen–Sachseln–Wilen–Sarnen
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Biking in the surroundings

Panorama Bike
Panorama Bike
o-tour Bike West
Langis Bike