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Sachseln
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 8, Flüeli-Ranft–Brünigpass
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 17, Giswil–Flüeli-Ranft
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Sarnersee-Uferweg
Sarnersee-Uferweg
Route 584, Giswil–Sarnen
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Bruderklausenweg
Bruderklausenweg
Route 571, Stans–Sachseln
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Sachseln
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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Sachseln
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Sachseln

Sachseln, centre of Switzerland: the geographical centre of Switzerland lies at the Älggi-Alp on the south-eastern shore of Lake Sarnen. Brother Klaus’ hermitage is in nearby Flüeli-Ranft.
This village in pre-Alpine Canton Obwalden is situated at 470 metres altitude. Summer activities include surfing, rowing, canoeing, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, paragliding, inline skating, crazy golf, tennis and badminton. The nearby ski region of Melchsee-Frutt, winter hiking routes and cross-country skiing runs at Langis above Sarnen make Sachseln attractive to winter-sports lovers.

Flüeli-Ranft, the birthplace and hermitage of Swiss patron saint Brother Klaus, also belongs to the municipality of Sachseln. There is a museum dedicated to him at Sachseln village, housed in one of the most beautiful bourgeois houses in Canton Obwalden, the Peter-Ignaz-von-Flüe-Haus, built in 1784. House and baroque garden are in the French period style and remain largely in their original state. Two rooms are home to an exhibition on the life and work of novelist Heinrich Federer (1866-1928), who spent his youth in Sachseln. The neighbouring former barn is home to a collection of Sachseln native and artist Christian Sigrist (1906 – 1987), comprising 30 miniatures depicting rural daily life in the first half of the 20th century.

The parish church is Sachseln’s landmark. Visible from miles around, the church and Brother Klaus’ tomb attract thousands of pilgrims yearly from home and abroad.

The village’s economy depends heavily on a plant that employs 1100 and manufactures electronic devices for NASA and other industrial consumers. It is the canton’s largest employer.

Highlights

  • Location – Sachseln lies in an idyllic pre-Alpine landscape on the south-eastern shore of the Sarnersee (Lake Sarnen).
  • Brother Klaus’ hermitage – in a ravine near Flüeli-Ranft, which belongs to the municipality of Sachseln. Brother Klaus’ birth house is in Flüeli-Ranft. There is a museum dedicated to him at Sachseln.
  • Brünig Railway – the narrow gauge route operated by Zentral Railways runs from Interlaken via Brienz and the Brünig Pass along Lake Sarnen to Lucerne and Engelberg. A scenic delight not just for railway enthusiasts.
Sachseln, centre of Switzerland: the geographical centre of Switzerland lies at the Älggi-Alp on the south-eastern shore of Lake Sarnen. Brother Klaus’ hermitage is in nearby Flüeli-Ranft.
This village in pre-Alpine Canton Obwalden is situated at 470 metres altitude. Summer activities include surfing, rowing, canoeing, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, paragliding, inline skating, crazy golf, tennis and badminton. The nearby ski region of Melchsee-Frutt, winter hiking routes and cross-country skiing runs at Langis above Sarnen make Sachseln attractive to winter-sports lovers.

Flüeli-Ranft, the birthplace and hermitage of Swiss patron saint Brother Klaus, also belongs to the municipality of Sachseln. There is a museum dedicated to him at Sachseln village, housed in one of the most beautiful bourgeois houses in Canton Obwalden, the Peter-Ignaz-von-Flüe-Haus, built in 1784. House and baroque garden are in the French period style and remain largely in their original state. Two rooms are home to an exhibition on the life and work of novelist Heinrich Federer (1866-1928), who spent his youth in Sachseln. The neighbouring former barn is home to a collection of Sachseln native and artist Christian Sigrist (1906 – 1987), comprising 30 miniatures depicting rural daily life in the first half of the 20th century.

The parish church is Sachseln’s landmark. Visible from miles around, the church and Brother Klaus’ tomb attract thousands of pilgrims yearly from home and abroad.

The village’s economy depends heavily on a plant that employs 1100 and manufactures electronic devices for NASA and other industrial consumers. It is the canton’s largest employer.

Highlights

  • Location – Sachseln lies in an idyllic pre-Alpine landscape on the south-eastern shore of the Sarnersee (Lake Sarnen).
  • Brother Klaus’ hermitage – in a ravine near Flüeli-Ranft, which belongs to the municipality of Sachseln. Brother Klaus’ birth house is in Flüeli-Ranft. There is a museum dedicated to him at Sachseln.
  • Brünig Railway – the narrow gauge route operated by Zentral Railways runs from Interlaken via Brienz and the Brünig Pass along Lake Sarnen to Lucerne and Engelberg. A scenic delight not just for railway enthusiasts.

Arrival and return Sachseln

Adresse

Obwalden Tourismus Infopoint
Cafe Restaurant Zumstein
Dorfstrasse 9
6072 Sachseln
Tel. +41 (0)41 666 50 40
info@obwalden-tourismus.ch
www.obwalden-tourismus.ch

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Landgasthof Zollhaus
Landgasthof Zollhaus
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Places of interest

Brother Klaus Museum, Sachseln
Brother Klaus Museum, Sachseln
Burial chapel of Brother Klaus
Burial chapel of Brother Klaus
High Bridge, Kerns
High Bridge, Kerns
Älggialp, geogr. centre of Switzerland
Älggialp, geogr. centre of Switzerland
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Hiking in

Sachseln
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 8, Flüeli-Ranft–Brünigpass
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 17, Giswil–Flüeli-Ranft
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Sarnersee-Uferweg
Sarnersee-Uferweg
Route 584, Giswil–Sarnen
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Bruderklausenweg
Bruderklausenweg
Route 571, Stans–Sachseln
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Cycling in

Sachseln
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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Mountain biking in

Sachseln
Panorama Bike
Panorama Bike
Langis Bike