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.
This hike takes you past alpine meadows and a slate quarry on the most direct route from the mountain station to the Fürenalp valley station or vice versa. You will have a fantastic view of the monastery village of Engelberg. Various places of power invite you to recharge your batteries.
Distance 3.7 km
Highest point1,840 m
Lowest point1,065 m
The hike leads over meadows with unique alpine flowers and past numerous alpine buildings. The Engelberg monastery has mined bricks for its buildings from the slate quarry. Can you see the traces of mining? The nearby hydroelectric power station produces electricity for the Engelberg monastery. The monks used to run the plant themselves and cleaned the small lake together every summer. Stop at the start/finish of the hike at Engelberg's highest waterfall. With its 60 m drop height, the Tätschbachfall is better known as the "Waterfall", an impressive natural spectacle and a wonderful place to recharge your batteries. Do you hear the different sounds of its noise? The Restaurant Wasserfall is located at the foot of the falls.
National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne.Afterwards with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.
By car you drive on the A2 (Basel-Gotthard) to Stans Süd, then on 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.