Alp Laucheren

The alp will no longer be inhabited from the end of September. Please note that there is no overnight accommodation on the hike.
The alp Laucheren is located at about 1900 m above sea level - well protected in a gentle hollow high above the Engelberg valley. From June to October Älpler Melk leads his 120 sheep, 2 llamas, about 50 mother cows with their calves and a bull over the mostly steep but lush mountain slopes. Also 8 chickens and 1 rooster spend the summer on the alp and a dog helps Melk herding the animals.

Hospitality with heart

Alp Laucheren is not a restaurant and has no official overnight accommodation like a real mountain hut. But almost always there is a fine coffee throughout the day and passing hikers are welcome for a rest and a short chat.

Hospitality is very important to the Niederberger family, who has been managing the alp for 4 generations. It has recently become possible to bivouac on the Laucheren alp and spend the night halfway along the ridge hike - tents and sleeping mats are available, but you have to bring your own sleeping bag. For a delicious dinner and Älpler breakfast is also provided - the unforgettable sunset and sunrise are free of charge. With the ridge walk Stanserhorn-Engelberg and this stopover, a small modern adventure awaits you, a short break from everyday life and an absolute highlight of this year's mountain summer!


The ridge hike Stanserhorn-Engelberg is part of the Tell Trail, which leads you in 8 stages through the picturesque Lucerne-Lake region from Altdorf to the Brienzer Rothorn. You can extend the ridge hike as you wish.

Reward at the end of the tour

Once you have completed the Engelberg-Stanserhorn ridge walk, you can be proud of yourself and your achievement. Towards the end of the tour, a small goody awaits you at Untertrübsee.

Restaurant Untertrübsee

The restaurant attracts with its sun terrace, a well-deserved cool refreshment and perhaps the best meringues in all of Engelberg.

Trotti bike experience

If you want to cheat a little bit and speed down the last 3.5 km into the valley, then grab a scooter bike at the restaurant Untertrübsee.

Alp Untertrübsee

After the last descent, the town of Engelberg already in sight, you pass the beautiful alp Untertrübsee. On the spot you can taste and buy the finest alpine cheese or treat yourself to a fine farm glacé.