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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 8, Altdorf–Wassen
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ViaSuworow
Stage 4, Wassen–Altdorf
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Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 7, Altdorf (UR)–Engelberg
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 20, Seelisberg–Erstfeld
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 4, Flüelen–Andermatt
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 3, Glarus–Flüelen
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Biking in the surroundings

Erstfeldertal Bike
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Chinzig Bike
Brunnital Bike
Haldi Bike
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Downhill Haldi
Isenthal Bike
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Attinghausen
Attinghausen, Mettlen–Berg (Surenenpass)

Attinghausen, Mettlen–Berg (Surenenpass)

An especially lovely alp trail has been preserved above Attinghausen as part of the Surenenpass. According to Schiller’s «Wilhelm Tell» this leads into «fearsome mountains», amongst other things, « to where only raucous bearded vultures caw».
The Surenenpass links the Urner Reusstal and Engelberg. Archaeological finds prove that the pass has been used for over two thousand years. The favourable climatic conditions of the period meant that many high-Alpine passes were ice-free and easy to cross, including the almost 2300m altitude Surenen.

Today’s traffic streams flow separately. While motorized traffic roars through the Urner Reusstal, time seems to stand still on the trail to the Surenen. This involves a walled-in trench, which between Mettlen and Berg above Attinghausen, is one of the loveliest newer trail systems in Central Switzerland. At the beginning is a chapel dedicated to St Onuphrius. The saint, who was rarely asked for help, was called on to defend against floods, which in view of the steep slopes and rushing streams might have been a frequent occurrence. The alp trail built almost in the fall line at the beginning of the 20th century is extremely well-maintained and seems a tailor-made hiking trail. It has never been open to wood transport, to protect it. The beauty of the trail opens up to hikers after the next 45 minutes.
An especially lovely alp trail has been preserved above Attinghausen as part of the Surenenpass. According to Schiller’s «Wilhelm Tell» this leads into «fearsome mountains», amongst other things, « to where only raucous bearded vultures caw».
The Surenenpass links the Urner Reusstal and Engelberg. Archaeological finds prove that the pass has been used for over two thousand years. The favourable climatic conditions of the period meant that many high-Alpine passes were ice-free and easy to cross, including the almost 2300m altitude Surenen.

Today’s traffic streams flow separately. While motorized traffic roars through the Urner Reusstal, time seems to stand still on the trail to the Surenen. This involves a walled-in trench, which between Mettlen and Berg above Attinghausen, is one of the loveliest newer trail systems in Central Switzerland. At the beginning is a chapel dedicated to St Onuphrius. The saint, who was rarely asked for help, was called on to defend against floods, which in view of the steep slopes and rushing streams might have been a frequent occurrence. The alp trail built almost in the fall line at the beginning of the 20th century is extremely well-maintained and seems a tailor-made hiking trail. It has never been open to wood transport, to protect it. The beauty of the trail opens up to hikers after the next 45 minutes.

Attinghausen, Mettlen–Berg (Surenenpass)

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Attinghausen
Spannorthütte SAC
Spannorthütte SAC
Engelberg
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 8, Altdorf–Wassen
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ViaSuworow
ViaSuworow
Stage 4, Wassen–Altdorf
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Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 7, Altdorf (UR)–Engelberg
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 20, Seelisberg–Erstfeld
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Cycling in the surroundings

North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 4, Flüelen–Andermatt
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 3, Glarus–Flüelen
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Biking in the surroundings

Erstfeldertal Bike
Unterland Bike
Talboden Bike
Chinzig Bike
Brunnital Bike
Haldi Bike
Schächental Bike
Downhill Haldi
Isenthal Bike
Gitschital Bike