The Alpkäse Trail leads past seven alpine cheese dairies where you can rest, refresh yourself and look over the shoulder of the alpine farmers. In the following you will find out what else awaits you on this enjoyable hike and receive valuable tips for your tour planning.

Alpine cheese trail stages

Each section of this enjoyment hike takes you to incomparably beautiful alps high above Engelberg and promises you fantastic moments of enjoyment. Below you will find all the information about the individual sections of the alpine cheese trail and can then decide which route suits you best.

Entire tour

47 km

The entire alpine cheese trail has a length of 47km, overcomes 2000 meters in altitude and takes you once around Engelberg. At various places there is the possibility to use cable cars to make the ascent or descent easier. The whole round tour is perfect for a weekend trip. More information about the route and an overview map can be found here.

Day tour: Untertrübsee - Gerschnialp

8.5 km

The day tour Untertrübsee - Gerschnialp with start and finish in Engelberg, is short, easy to walk, varied and equipped with many refreshment stops. Therefore, it is also perfect for families and can be completed by (e-)bike.

Day tour: Engelberg - Blackenalp

19.9 km

The Blackenalp is located at the outermost tip of Engelberg on Uri soil. The route leads through the wild and romantic Surenental valley with its countless waterfalls and a magnificent, unspoilt natural landscape. A cable car facilitates the ascent and three alpine cheese dairies invite you to stop for a bite to eat. The Blackenalp offers overnight accommodation, so that this stage can also be planned as a leisurely 2-day tour.

Day tour: Engelberg - Brunni

13.3 km

This circular hike on the Alpkäse Trail is particularly family-friendly and takes you to the sunny Brunni region. Two alpine cheese dairies can be visited and combined with a ride on the cable car and toboggan run as well as a visit to the playground.

E-bike trails

The alpine cheese trail by e-bike? That is also possible. Explore the history of alpine cheese leisurely on our e-bike routes without breaking a sweat. Three different routes are waiting to be explored.

Alpine cheese dairies

Not two alpine cheese dairies are alike, each alpine dairyman has his own philosophy when it comes to his cheese, and the best thing is to experience the cheese tradition up close and personal. The following seven alpine cheese dairies await you on your "enjoyment marathon".

Good to know

Sales points in the village

A variety of alpine cheeses from the seven alps are available at the sales points in the village.

"HANNY'S LÄDÄLI" at Alpenresort Eienwäldli
Phone +41 41 637 19 49
[email protected]
More about "Hanny's Lädeli"

"Chäs im Kloster" at the moastery Engelberg
Phone +41 41 637 33 77
[email protected]
More about "Chäs im Kloster"

Wetti Lädeli
Phone +41 41 637 49 79


With its length of 43 kilometers, the Alpkäse Trail is perfect for a multi-day hike. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation: Do you prefer a simple and rustic alpine hut or a more dignified hotel in town? Both are possible.

Berggasthaus Stäfeli
Telefon +41 41 637 45 11 (Winter: +41 41 637 16 02), Mobile +41 79 824 95 92

Gasthaus Gerschnialp - Café Ritz
Telefon +41 41 637 22 12

Alp Hobiel, Surenen
Telefon im Sommer +41 41 637 41 37
Telefon im Winter   +41 41 871 36 70

Telefon im Sommer +41 41 637 04 26 
Telefon im Winter +49 160 96 88 14 75 

Berglodge Restaurant Ristis
Telefon +41 41 639 60 62
More info Berglodge Ristis

Hotels in Engelberg
Do you prefer to stay in a hotel in the village? In the monastery village there are numerous accommodation options available. 
All information about the hotels in Engelberg and booking options can be found here

Cheese facts

With alpine cheese you associate colorful alpine meadows, happy cows, beautiful mountain landscapes and above all a unique taste. Here you can find out which "ingredients" are needed for a real mountain cheese and you can also find exciting alpine cheese recipes to try out.