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Älggialp Berggasthaus

Restaurant · Central Switzerland
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  • Berggasthaus Älggialp am Mittelpunkt der Schweiz
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The Aelggialp is located on the beautiful alp near the geographical centre of Switzerland. The inn is known for its home-style cooking. You absolutely must try the legendary Steinmandli Cordon Bleu, which is served in the Cheminée-Stübli next to a crackling open fire.

Opening hours
June & September:
Wednesday to Thursday 08.00 - 22.00 hrs
Friday and Saturday 08.00 - 22.00 Sunday 08.00 - 20.00 hrs

July & August:
Monday to Thursday 08.00 - 22.00 hrs
Friday and Saturday 08.00 - 22.00 hrs
Sunday 08.30 - 20.00

Seating
55 in the cosy restaurant
20 in the rustic Cheminée-Stübli
120 on the terrace

 

Traffic regulations
Please note the special traffic regulations that apply to Älggialp. A one-way traffic system operates at alternating times on the last 5 km of road on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Ascents (even hours): e.g. 8 & 10 a.m., noon, 2 & 4 p.m.
Descents (odd hours): e.g. 9 & 11 a.m., 1, 3 & 5 p.m.

A narrow, well-maintained road leads from Sachseln to Älggialp. This road can be used by minibuses carrying up to 14 persons. The Berggasthaus Älggialp inn is open between June and mid-October. The alp is in hibernation between mid-October and June, during which time no facilities (e.g. toilets, water) are available.

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Updated: January 15, 2021

Coordinates

DD
46.799656, 8.235315
DMS
46°47'58.8"N 8°14'07.1"E
UTM
32T 441647 5183184
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Routes to this place

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Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
18 km
6:00 h
444 m
1,390 m
25.6 km
6:00 h
563 m
1,157 m
Top Multistage route Tell Trail
208.2 km
192:00 h
14,142 m
13,441 m
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Älggialp Berggasthaus

Aelggi 1
6072 Sachseln
Phone +41 (0)41 675 13 62
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Maps and trails
  • 3 Routes nearby
Top moderate Stage 7
18 km
6:00 h
444 m
1,390 m

The seventh stage of the Tell Trail leads from Älggialp towards the Brünig pass and Lake Lungern. The destination of the stage is the village of ...

from Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee,   Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Top moderate Stage 6
25.6 km
6:00 h
563 m
1,157 m

The sixth stage of the Tell Trail leads from Engelberg over the Joch pass to Melchsee-Frutt. Then it's past the Hochstollen and on up to Älggialp. 

from Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee,   Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Hiking Trail
Tell Trail
Top difficult Multistage route
208.2 km
192:00 h
14,142 m
13,441 m

The new long-distance Tell Trail leads in eight stages through picturesque central Switzerland from Altdorf to the Brienzer Rothorn.

from Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee,   Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • 3 Routes nearby