The first half of the Pirmin circuit heading towards Fröschenseeli is quite flat and crosses lightly wooded terrain. First past the Andresen hut, it heads towards Schwendi-Kaltbad with its Mother of God chapel. This is a reminder of the "cold bath in the Schwendi": at the beginning of the 17th century, a shepherd boy is said to have seen here how a limping deer dipped its leg into the water and pulled it out again in good health. Over the years, a well-known health resort developed, attracting more and more people hoping to find healing in the iron-rich waters. The renowned spa hotel burnt down in 1970. An outbuilding was then converted into a restaurant in the style of a Canadian log cabin.
But before we have earned a break, the circuit makes three more loops in the terrain and then crosses the Schliere. An ascent follows, then a leisurely section, optionally with a stop for refreshments in Schwendi-Kaltbad. After that, there are still a good two kilometres to cover to the finish.
Tips, hints and linksWinter season:
The winter season usually lasts from the end of November to the end of April
Up-to-date information on snow conditions can be obtained daily by calling +41 (0)41 675 11 46.
All cross-country ski circuits are shown on an overview board in the start/finish area. The Fröschenseeli circuit is clearly marked in the terrain.
Ski rental and circuit pass:
Information on the local cross-country ski pass, rental of skiing equipment and changing/showering facilities can be found on the Loipe Langis website.
Getting thereVon Luzern/ Interlaken auf der A8 die Ausfahrt Sarnen Nord benützen. Von Sarnen her der Beschilderung Richtung Glaubenbergpass folgen.
Es steht ein kostenpflichtiger Parkplatz zur Verfügung.
Bei schönem Wetter an Wochenenden kann es sein, dass der Parkplatz bereits um 10.00 Uhr besetzt ist.