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Gerschnialp track

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With the Titlis behind you and the Hahnen in front, you glide softly through the Gerschniwald forest. The Gerschnialp Cross-Country trail is great for ambitious skiers as well as for those who prefer a gentler pace.
Skating, Classic
difficult
Distance 8.4 km
1:15 h
107 m
107 m
1,282 m
1,196 m

From the Titlis valley station, the funicular railway quickly takes cross-country skiers up to the winter wonderland on Gerschnialp. The varied route starts close to Gerschnialp mountain station. A small shuttle bus is available to take you to the starting point, but more skilled skiers might like to tackle those few metres themselves.

Once you have donned your skis, you can set off through the sparse woodland. The snow muffles the sound of the swishing skis, allowing you to drink in the tranquillity of nature. Every now and again there are short, intense climbs that get your heart pumping and clouds of your breath floating skywards.

Time for a break? Then pop into Café Ritz in Gasthaus Gerschnialp, conveniently situated right by the trail, for a nice warming cup of tea. Once your fingers have defrosted you’ll have your breath back and be ready to take on the slightly downhill section towards Untertrübsee. At the end of this delightful workout, the funicular will take you back down to the valley.

Author’s recommendation

You can purchase a Cross-Country Pass (Loipenpass) along with your railway ticket at the valley station or in the tourist information centre. Guest Card holders can use the trail free of charge.

The Gasthaus Gerschnialp - Café Ritz right next to the cross-country ski trail invites you to take a breather.

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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus 
Update: March 16, 2021
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Highest point
1,282 m
Lowest point
1,196 m
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Gerschnialp (1,228 m)
Coordinates:
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2'673'023E 1'184'534N
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46.807959, 8.395348
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46°48'28.7"N 8°23'43.3"E
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32T 453866 5184001
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Destination

Geschnialp

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Public transport

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.

Getting there

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.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'673'023E 1'184'534N
DD
46.807959, 8.395348
DMS
46°48'28.7"N 8°23'43.3"E
UTM
32T 453866 5184001
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

The cross-country skiing equipment can be rented in the sports shops in Engelberg.


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cross-country skiing technique
Skating, Classic
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.4 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
107 m
Descent
107 m
Highest point
1,282 m
Lowest point
1,196 m
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