From leisurely to high alpine – in Engelberg you can dive deep into the impressive mountain scenery. 
Discover the hiking-destination Engelberg and its fantastic tours on 2 September 2023 as part of the 15th National Hiking Day.

From over 500 kilometres of hiking trails, we have picked out the most beautiful routes and spots and put together three great hikes for short, long and young-at-heart legs. Discover the most beautiful corners of Engelberg and chat to the prominent hiking-godmothers and -godfathers along the way. After the hike you can take a rest in the cosy event base with musical entertainment before KUNZ (tickets required) heats up the atmosphere again in the evening with a rousing concert.

The hiking day is free of charge and no registration is required.


What happens where and when? Check out the program and highlights of the 15th National Hiking Day here.


Starting from 9.00 am

We start at 9.00 am! Choose the route that suits you best from three great hikes ranging from easy and enjoyable to difficult and spectacular.

Event base Kurpark

All day

The cosy festival marquee on the event base in the Kurpark is available for you to relax with musical entertainment at any time. A varied children's program, for example with face painting, guarantees an eventful day for the little ones too.

Concert KUNZ*

7.30 pm

In the evening, the concert by KUNZ will once again ensure a really good atmosphere! With energy and passion, the Lucerne artist will get even the most weary hiking legs moving and dancing.

* The concert is subject to a fee, tickets can be ordered in advance here.


Which hike is best suited? Here you can find the details of the planned routes.


This route takes around 1.5 hours and is also easy to master with small children and buggies.


On this tour you can explore the hidden spots and corners of Engelberg for around 2.5 hours. For children, this hike is a real discovery tour!


This route leads along a spectacular high-altitude trail and is the most demanding of the three hikes. Surefootedness, some fitness and good footwear are essential for the approximately 4-hour hike.


Arrival by public transport

Thanks to its location in the heart of Switzerland and good connections to the (public) transport network, you can reach Engelberg quickly and easily.

By public transport, you can use national and international connections (from Zurich Airport at half-hourly intervals with a journey time of approx. 1 hour) to Lucerne. Afterwards you can reach Engelberg with the Zentralbahn every hour and additionally at 8.36 and 9.36am in 45 minutes. The event base and the meeting point in the Kurpark can be reached on foot from the station in around 5 minutes.

Arrival by car

By car Engelberg is 30 minutes from Lucerne, 1 hour from Zurich and 1 hour and 15 minutes from Basel.

Take the A2 (Basel - Gotthard) to Stans Süd and then the main road for 20 kilometres to Engelberg. Parking spaces are available around the village for a fee. The event base and meeting point are in the village centre in the Kurpark.

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