805 Jänzi Trail
805 Jänzi Trail

Snowshoe trekking

Jänzi Trail

Jänzi Trail

Langis–Langis

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Jänzi Trail

Jänzi Trail

Here you feel as if you are in the far north: to reach the Jänzi, you snowshoe through the varied winter landscape of the Langis-Glaubenberg area. Once you have arrived at the top you can look forward to a magnificent 360-degree panorama of the surrounding mountain scenery and Sarnen Valley.
The snowshoe tour starts at Langis car park, where an information panel at the cross-country skiing hut provides an overview of the trail. It initially leads via the restaurant at Schwendi-Kaltbad, once a spa resort famous for its healing moor and sulphur baths. The route then continues along the meandering Schlieren to Egghütte cabin.

From here, snowshoe hikers reach the Jänzi by following the ridge in a northerly direction. The scenery is magical and you almost feel as if you are in the far north. At the Jänzi there is a summit cross and a bench – as well as a superb all-round view of the surrounding mountains. The striking local peaks are especially easy to identify here: Pilatus, Stanserhorn, Giswilerstock and Stucklikreuz, as well as the Melchtal mountain chain.

The return trip initially goes fairly steeply downhill across expansive hills to Wolfetsmatt-Hohnegg, while the last section passes along the road back to Langis car park.
Here you feel as if you are in the far north: to reach the Jänzi, you snowshoe through the varied winter landscape of the Langis-Glaubenberg area. Once you have arrived at the top you can look forward to a magnificent 360-degree panorama of the surrounding mountain scenery and Sarnen Valley.
The snowshoe tour starts at Langis car park, where an information panel at the cross-country skiing hut provides an overview of the trail. It initially leads via the restaurant at Schwendi-Kaltbad, once a spa resort famous for its healing moor and sulphur baths. The route then continues along the meandering Schlieren to Egghütte cabin.

From here, snowshoe hikers reach the Jänzi by following the ridge in a northerly direction. The scenery is magical and you almost feel as if you are in the far north. At the Jänzi there is a summit cross and a bench – as well as a superb all-round view of the surrounding mountains. The striking local peaks are especially easy to identify here: Pilatus, Stanserhorn, Giswilerstock and Stucklikreuz, as well as the Melchtal mountain chain.

The return trip initially goes fairly steeply downhill across expansive hills to Wolfetsmatt-Hohnegg, while the last section passes along the road back to Langis car park.
12 km | 1 Stage
580 m | 580 m
5 h 45 min
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Langis
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to the beginning of April.

Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.
Direction of the signposting
The route is only marked in one direction: Langis–Schwendi Kaltbad–Oberschlierental–Egg–Jänzi–Wolfetsmatt–Rizenmatt–Hohnegg–Langis.

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Reduced rates on public transport
If you take the PostBus from Sarnen (daily service from mid-December to the beginning of April), there is a reduced rate on one drink, sports equipment hire or the cross-country skiing ticket.
Parking
A fee is charged for using Langis car park during the winter. Please note that at weekends and in fine weather, the car park is full by 10 am: you either have to set off early or do the trip by public transport.
Notes on the route
The snowshoe tour and description were compiled in collaboration with local mountain and tour guides. The route is signposted. It does not pass through wildlife preserves and providing snow and avalanche conditions are good, obvious danger points are avoided.
It is imperative to be well-prepared for the tour with the appropriate equipment. See the links below for information on the current avalanche situation.
Those who undertake the tour do so at their own risk. Obwalden Tourist Association disclaims any liability whatsoever for personal injury or material damage that occurs while taking the suggested tour.

Hints

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired on site:
www.glanzmannsport.ch

Contact

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

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Signalization

Signalization
For snow shoe trekking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization