Well-marked snowshoe trails offer you the opportunity to explore Engelberg's pristine terrain. Rental equipment is available in the local sports shops or directly at the cable car stations. All you need to bring is a bit of fitness, waterproof boots, breathable clothing and small backpack for a drink, sun protection and, if necessary, a change of clothes.
Explore the Brunni area on the 3.5 km long Schönendboden snowshoe trail and enjoy the breathtaking view of Engelberg.
Distance 3 km
Highest point1,618 m
Lowest point1,471 m
Explore the Brunni area with snowshoes and enjoy breathtaking views on the sunny side of Engelberg. The free sports bus takes you from Engelberg railway station to the Brunni valley station, where you can take the Brunni railway on Ristis. The 3 km long Schönboden Snow Shoe Trail starts at the Restaurant Ristis and leads first along the road to the west past the valley station. After approx. 1 km the trail climbs uphill, once you have reached the highest point, you can enjoy the view of Engelberg. The trail then descends and crosses the winter hiking trail. Back to the starting point, you first cross open terrain and then follow the forest. On this trail there are several metres of altitude to overcome, so it is slightly longer and slightly more demanding than the Riedalp Trail.
Take a break on the sun terrace of the Ristis mountain restaurant and enjoy the magnificent view of the surrounding mountains and the Titlis glacier.
Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus
Update: September 09, 2020
Best time of year
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Please walk along the marked and secured snowshoe paths. The user is responsible for the proposed routes. If you are planning a different route, please refer to the avalanche bulletin, maps and weather forecast.
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.
Take the Motorway A2 (Basel-Luzern-Gotthard) to Stans-south. From there follow the main road for 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is about 30 minutes from Lucerne. From Zurich you need about 1 h 15 min, and from Bern or Basel approximatly 1 h 45 min.