Hiking with far-reaching view, breathing in fresh alpine air, giving your circulation new wellbeing, breathing in the scents of flowers, giving your senses new experiences: Over 500km of hiking trails invite to be discovered.
A great and varied day tour. The way down along the Aaschlucht is easy to do. The way from Rugisbalm back to Engelberg, on the other hand, is demanding.
Distance 16.9 km
Highest point1,750 m
Lowest point592 m
From Engelberg you first hike through the wild and romantic Aa gorge down into the valley. From Grafenort there is a short descent to the Buiräbähnli Mettlen-Rugisbalm-Lutersee, which will take you comfortably to the top. From Rugisbalm you go to the idyllic Lutersee and then through meadows and forests back to Engelberg. The hike can also be done the other way round.
Those who do not like to walk downhill can also do the hiking route in reverse. The panorama is more special with start from Aa gorge.
The path from Engelberg down along the Aaschlucht is easy to master. Along the entire Aaschlucht, various picnic areas invite you to take a rest. Arrived in Grafenort, you take the 1st Buiräbähnli, which brings you from Mettlen to Ruggisbalm. Afterwards you take another Buiräbähnli up to Eggendössli. From there the more demanding hike to the Lutersee and back to Engelberg begins. Between the Lutersee and Engelberg you have the possibility to take a break at the Alp Zingel.
National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne. Then with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.
By car, take the A2 (Basel-Gotthard) to Stans Süd, then take the main road 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is 30 minutes from Lucerne, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Basel, Zurich or Bern.
Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.