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.
Hiking on the sunny side of Engelberg with a perfect view of the Titlis and the local mountain Hahnen - this is not an empty promise on the panoramic trail Ristis - Rigidalalp - Brunnihütte.
Distance 1.6 km
Highest point1,860 m
Lowest point1,597 m
From Engelberg train station, the free local bus takes you to Brunni valley station, from where you can take the Brunni cable car up to Ristis. Here you have reached the starting point of the Panorama Trail. Always slightly uphill and with breathtaking views you walk on the well prepared hiking trail towards Rigidalalp. In good weather, the photo subject "Hausberg Hahnen" presents itself from its best side and stands out with its imposing planks against the bright blue sky. After half an hour's walk, you reach the Rigidalalp mountain inn. In good weather, guests are offered rustic coziness and Engelberg specialties. Once you have had your fill of refreshments and the view, you can start the ascent to the Brunnihütte. After a few minutes of ascent, the SAC hut is already in sight. The large sun terrace offers space for sun-seekers and tired hikers. What better way to end a day of hiking than with a delicious hut café and a view of the Titlis? Then it's a comfortable ride back down to the valley with the chairlift and from Ristis with the cable car.
If you prefer to go downhill, take the chairlift from Ristis to the Brunnihütte and start the panorama trail there.
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.
From Engelberg station the free sports bus takes you directly to the valley station of the Brunni cable cars.
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.
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Sturdy shoes, sun protection and hiking poles are an advantage.