Central Switzerland - Engelberg
Replies: 1 - Last Post: Jun 19, 2013 3:24 AM Last Post By: meckerdv
Jun 17, 2013 9:09 AM
Central Switzerland - EngelbergHello everyone
We're planning to spend some days in Lucerne this summer and do some hiking there. Apart from the Entlebuch UNESCO Biosphere area, we would like to explore the Engelberg (Angel Mountain) area. From the official website of Engelberg (http://www.engelberg.ch/en/ ) the trails to Brunni, Surennenpass and the Four-Lakes-Trail look particularly nice to me.
Any reader who's done one or the other of these or the many other trails there, please feel free to comment. We would especially like to know if the trails are really crowded (also on working days)? And how is Engelberg as a place to stay, rather busy or quiet?
Thank you very much for your comments.
Jun 19, 2013 3:24 AM
1I walked thousands of km all over Switzerland. In my opinion, less than 1 per cent of all 62.000 (sixty two thousand) km signmarked Swiss hiking trails happen to be crowded at certain days and during certain hours. Not signmarked trails are never crowded.
Entlebuch has only one resort village: Soerenberg, a place rather popular with families and day trippers. In all other areas of Entlebuch, you will only meet day trippers from Berne, Lucerne and some smaller towns around.
The most popular trails are:
Brienzer Rothorn railway station - Schoenbuehl gondola station - Glaubenbielen bus stop - Soerenberg;
Soerenberg - Rossweid gondola station - Salwideli restaurant - Kemmeribodenbad Hotel and bus stop;
Kemmeribodenbad - Hohgant - Gruenenbergpass - Habkern bus (to Interlaken) stop or Innereriz bus (to Thun) stop or Seefeld - Oberburgfeld - Niederhorn gondola (to Beatenberg/Lake Thun);
Schangnau or Innereriz - Honegg - Fischbach - Rohrimoosbad http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/hotel-rohrimoosbad.html
Marbachegg gondola station - Hengst (Schrattenfluh) - Hirsegg bus stop (with longer or shorter variants along the crest of Schrattenfluh);
Napf trails, starting all from Napf hotel http://www.hotelnapf.ch/default.asp?m= :
Napf - Rathausen - Bramboden bus stop;
Napf - Holzwegen - Romoos bus stop;
Napf - Gmeinalp - Menzberg bus stop;
Napf - Hochaenzi - Chatzerschwand - Wernisegg - Luthern bus stop;
Napf - Hochaenzi - Chatzerschwand - Ahorn/Brestenegg - Fritzenfluh - Wasen im Emmental bus stop;
Napf - Hochaenzi - Luederenalp Hotel (bus only on Sundays May-Oct) - Raemis - Aeugstmatt bus (only Monday to Friday) stop;
Napf - Fankhaus bus stop (3 itineraries).
Entlebuch means green hills, mountain forests and some rocky mountains. Many Brnes farmhauses in neighbouring Entlebuch are a real gem.
The Engelberg area is completely different. There you ARE in the mountains.
Truebsee (Titlis cableway) - Jochpass chair lift station - Lake Engstlensee bus (to Meiringen) stop - Lake Tannensee - lake Melchsee (cableway plus bus to Sarnen) - Balmeregghorn - Planplatten/Alpen Tower gondola station - Kaeserstatt gondola station - Bruenig Halsiberg railway station;
Truebsee (Titlis cableway) - Jochpass chair lift station - Lake Engstlensee bus (to Meiringen) stop - Saetteli - Gadmen - Trift gondola - Trift bridge (1 1/2 to 2 days); http://www.grimselwelt.ch/grimsel-experience/activities/trift-bridge-hike/
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