Hiking Highlights

More than 500 km of hiking trails await you in Engelberg, where you can leave your everyday life far behind on unforgettable tours in the midst of an impressive mountain world. Countless well-signposted routes - from leisurely to high alpine and easy to difficult - promise you a fantastic nature experience.
Why Engelberg is one of the most popular hiking regions in Switzerland and why you should plan your next hike or vacation here, we tell you now.

Day hikes

You want to tackle a longer hike that challenges you and takes you to the most beautiful places in the Engelberg mountains? Then let yourself be inspired by these tours - it's best to try them all out!

Walenstöcke

24.5 km, difficult

On this beautiful high mountain tour, you will hike around the 7 Stöcke and most of the time through untouched, protected mountain landscape. The circular hiking trail starts and ends in Ristis.

Surenenpass

24 km, difficult

The Surenenpass hike is part of the Via Alpina. It leads you from Engelberg through the wild and romantic Surenen with rushing waterfalls over the Surenen Pass to Attinghausen. The return journey is by train.

Ridge Hike Stans-Engelberg

26 km, difficult

The ridge hike starts on the Stanserhorn and is a challenging but uniquely beautiful day hike that requires a bit of surefootedness. With an overnight stay in a tent on the Lauchernalp, it is also perfect for a weekend excursion.

Walenpfad

11 km, moderate

With the Walenpfad you choose one of the most beautiful high-altitude hikes in Switzerland as a day tour. On mostly narrow but nevertheless very well maintained paths, the trail leads you from Brunni to Bannalp. The route can be walked in both directions and with public transport support it becomes a round trip.

Aaschlucht-Lutersee-Engelberg

difficult

From Engelberg, you first walk through meadows and forests up to the idyllic Lutersee. From there, there is an entertaining descent to the Buiräbähnli Lutersee-Rugisbalm-Mettlen, which will take you comfortably down into the valley. Through the wild and romantic Aasch gorge you hike back to Engelberg.

Easy hikes

Are you looking for an easy hike that is also suitable for beginners or families? Here you will find the most beautiful tours that guarantee you full enjoyment and wonderful views.

multiday hikes

The following multi-day hikes in and around Engelberg promise you a fantastic nature experience. They are perfect for a (long) weekend or to complement your vacation in a hotel / vacation apartment with a little adventure. Let yourself be inspired!

Alpine Cheese Trail

On a route of 47 km, the Alpine Cheese Trail circles the monastery village and passes 7 alpine cheese dairies, some of which offer rustic overnight accommodations. If you want, you can get up early the next morning and help the alpine farmers with their daily routine in the barn and with the animals.

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Buiräbähnli-Safari

Ready for the airy cable car hike in the Engelberg Valley? Then the Buiräbähnli Safari around Engelberg (cable cars for mountain farmers) is just right for you!

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Gratwanderung

From the Stanserhorn, the first day will take you to Alp Laucheren, where you will spend the night in a bivouac. The next day the ridge trail leads you over the Lutersee to Engelberg from where you could complete the 4-lake hike as a 3rd stage.

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Via Alpina C7 &C8: Altdorf-Engelberg-Meiringen

The Via Alpina, a long-distance hiking trail through the Alps that connects countries and runs from Trieste to Monaco, has been in existence since 2002. Engelberg is also a stage stop.

>> Via Alpina C7: Altdorf – Engelberg

>> Via Alpina C8: Engelberg - Meiringen

 

Are you planning the Via Alpina and are still looking for the right overnight stay in Engelberg? The Hotel Schweizerhof has exactly the right thing for you. With the Via Alpina Recovery and Pitstop packages you can recharge your batteries for the next part. You can find more information here.

hospitality on the mountain

Cozy mountain hotels and rustic huts promise an authentic vacation experience in the midst of a fantastic mountain world. Whether you want to strengthen yourself on your tour, are looking for a weekend of nature and tranquility or want to complement your vacation week with a special highlight - an overnight stay on the mountain - here you will find your suitable domicile.