hiking in front of a dreamlike scenery

breathtaking views

Trübsee high plateau

Four lakes walk

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.

Landscape of contrasts

Engelberg's fantastic natural and mountain world stretches from the valley floor at 1000 high up at 3000 meters above sea level. Lush meadows, forests and wildly romantic alpine pastures contrast with the more rugged altitudes and peaks covered with snow all year round. Marvel at the impressive scenery from afar on a leisurely hike or embark on a high alpine summit tour - the choice is yours!

Landscape of contrasts

Engelberg's fantastic natural and mountain world stretches from the valley floor at 1000 high up at 3000 meters above sea level. Lush meadows, forests and wildly romantic alpine pastures contrast with the more rugged altitudes and peaks covered with snow all year round. Marvel at the impressive scenery from afar on a leisurely hike or embark on a high alpine summit tour - the choice is yours!

Landscape of contrasts

Engelberg's fantastic natural and mountain world stretches from the valley floor at 1000 high up at 3000 meters above sea level. Lush meadows, forests and wildly romantic alpine pastures contrast with the more rugged altitudes and peaks covered with snow all year round. Marvel at the impressive scenery from afar on a leisurely hike or embark on a high alpine summit tour - the choice is yours!

Landscape of contrasts

Engelberg's fantastic natural and mountain world stretches from the valley floor at 1000 high up at 3000 meters above sea level. Lush meadows, forests and wildly romantic alpine pastures contrast with the more rugged altitudes and peaks covered with snow all year round. Marvel at the impressive scenery from afar on a leisurely hike or embark on a high alpine summit tour - the choice is yours!

For small and big alpinists

For your family you will find plenty themed hiking trails in Engelberg, so that, for example, during an exciting treasure hunt the legs almost run by themselves. In addition, numerous water and adventure playgrounds in the valley and on the mountain ensure great excitement for the little ones!

For small and big alpinists

For your family you will find plenty themed hiking trails in Engelberg, so that, for example, during an exciting treasure hunt the legs almost run by themselves. In addition, numerous water and adventure playgrounds in the valley and on the mountain ensure great excitement for the little ones!

For small and big alpinists

For your family you will find plenty themed hiking trails in Engelberg, so that, for example, during an exciting treasure hunt the legs almost run by themselves. In addition, numerous water and adventure playgrounds in the valley and on the mountain ensure great excitement for the little ones!

For small and big alpinists

For your family you will find plenty themed hiking trails in Engelberg, so that, for example, during an exciting treasure hunt the legs almost run by themselves. In addition, numerous water and adventure playgrounds in the valley and on the mountain ensure great excitement for the little ones!

Theme hikes

The 43km long alpine cheese trail is certainly "the star" among Engelberg's themed hikes. But there are many other routes where you can learn interesting facts about the local flora and fauna or immerse yourself in the history and traditions of the valley.

Theme hikes

The 43km long alpine cheese trail is certainly "the star" among Engelberg's themed hikes. But there are many other routes where you can learn interesting facts about the local flora and fauna or immerse yourself in the history and traditions of the valley.

Theme hikes

The 43km long alpine cheese trail is certainly "the star" among Engelberg's themed hikes. But there are many other routes where you can learn interesting facts about the local flora and fauna or immerse yourself in the history and traditions of the valley.

Theme hikes

The 43km long alpine cheese trail is certainly "the star" among Engelberg's themed hikes. But there are many other routes where you can learn interesting facts about the local flora and fauna or immerse yourself in the history and traditions of the valley.

Multiday hikes

You want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a weekend or even longer? Numerous high-altitude hiking trails and mountain accommodations offer you the opportunity to do just that: take a deep breath, recharge your batteries and experience incomparably beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Get out of the city, into nature. Your next mountain adventure is waiting for you!

Multiday hikes

You want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a weekend or even longer? Numerous high-altitude hiking trails and mountain accommodations offer you the opportunity to do just that: take a deep breath, recharge your batteries and experience incomparably beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Get out of the city, into nature. Your next mountain adventure is waiting for you!

Multiday hikes

You want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a weekend or even longer? Numerous high-altitude hiking trails and mountain accommodations offer you the opportunity to do just that: take a deep breath, recharge your batteries and experience incomparably beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Get out of the city, into nature. Your next mountain adventure is waiting for you!

Multiday hikes

You want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a weekend or even longer? Numerous high-altitude hiking trails and mountain accommodations offer you the opportunity to do just that: take a deep breath, recharge your batteries and experience incomparably beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Get out of the city, into nature. Your next mountain adventure is waiting for you!

Mountain railways/ Buiräbähnli

In addition to the two large mountain railway companies, the Engelberg Valley has numerous historic-looking small cable cars - the Buiräbähnli. They serve the farmers for various transport purposes, but also carry tourists and hikers. A real insider tip to make the ascent to the start of great high-altitude hikes easier or to make the descent more "knee-friendly".

Mountain railways/ Buiräbähnli

In addition to the two large mountain railway companies, the Engelberg Valley has numerous historic-looking small cable cars - the Buiräbähnli. They serve the farmers for various transport purposes, but also carry tourists and hikers. A real insider tip to make the ascent to the start of great high-altitude hikes easier or to make the descent more "knee-friendly".

Mountain railways/ Buiräbähnli

In addition to the two large mountain railway companies, the Engelberg Valley has numerous historic-looking small cable cars - the Buiräbähnli. They serve the farmers for various transport purposes, but also carry tourists and hikers. A real insider tip to make the ascent to the start of great high-altitude hikes easier or to make the descent more "knee-friendly".

Mountain railways/ Buiräbähnli

In addition to the two large mountain railway companies, the Engelberg Valley has numerous historic-looking small cable cars - the Buiräbähnli. They serve the farmers for various transport purposes, but also carry tourists and hikers. A real insider tip to make the ascent to the start of great high-altitude hikes easier or to make the descent more "knee-friendly".

Multiday 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 43 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.

More info about the tour

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!

More info about the tour 

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.

More info about the tour 

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

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.

Prices

Here you can find all the information you need for your hiking day.

Hiking pass

For the routes Engelberg-Trübsee-Jochpass-Engstlenalp, Brunni and Fürenalp.

Number of days

Adults aged 16+

Children 6-15 years

2

68

34

3

82

41

4*

96

48

5*

110

55

6*

124

62

*Enjoy a 50% discount on the Trübsee-TITLIS section when purchasing a pass for 4 days or more.

  • The hiking pass is available during the summer season from May to October.
  • You can choose any days within a 14 day period.
  • The hiking pass is personal and non-transferable.

TITLIS

Section

Single

Return

Engelberg-TITLIS

69

96

Engelberg-Trübsee

26

36

Engelberg-Jochpass

34

47

  • Children aged 6-15 years are entitled to a 50% discount on adult prices.

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Brunni

Engelberg-Brunni

Single

Return

Adults aged 16+

20

32

Adults with guest card

18

30

Children (6-15 years)

10

16

Children with guest card

9

16

Engelberg-Brunnihütte

Single

Return

Adults aged 16+

29

44

Adults with guest card

27

42

Children (6-15 years)

14.50

23.50

Children with guest card

13.50

22.50

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Fürenalp

Engelberg-Fürenalp

Single

Return

Adults aged 16+

14

19.50

Adults with guest card

13

17.50

Children (6-15 years)

7

9.50

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