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Benedictine way

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  • Benedictine way
    Benedictine way
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Wanderung mit viel Abwechslung und tollem Blick auf Panorama und Engelberger Tal
difficult
Distance 21.3 km
8:45 h
1,750 m
1,750 m
1,886 m
858 m
The Benedictine way leads from the cloister in Engelberg to the one at Maria-Rickenbach. The route is quite varied and offers beautiful panoramic views of the valley and mountains.

The path involves some strenuous climbs along the eastern valley side of Engelberg's portion of the Aa River. It grants very impressive views of the side valleys, the summit and glacier regions of the Unterwalden Alps. The mountain village of Oberrickenbach marks the lowest point of the trail.

Niederrickenbach is also known as a pilgrim destination and as the cloister village of "Maria-Rickenbach." For the faithful it is a center of comfort and strength. Beautifully-tended hills, wild mountain meadows, craggy cliffs and a marvelous view characterize the landscape of Niederrickenbach. A visit to the «Musenalp» mountain tavern is worth the trip.

You'll find the best views from Rosenbold Heights. From here you can see the entire Engelberg Valley from above.

Note(s)
For hiking, follow the logo on the yellow signposts.

See also
Obwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 1
CH - 6060 Sarnen
Tel: +41 (0)41 666 50 40
Fax: +41 (0)41 666 50 45
E-Mail: info@obwalden-tourismus.ch
Internet: www.obwalden-tourismus.ch

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Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
1,886 m
Lowest point
858 m

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Engelberg, station (999 m)
Coordinates:
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2'673'578E 1'185'827N
DD
46.819533, 8.402822
DMS
46°49'10.3"N 8°24'10.2"E
UTM
32T 454446 5185282
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Destination

Niederrickenbach

Turn-by-turn directions

Engelberg - Ristis - Rosenbold - Walenalp - Eggeligrat - Oberrickenbach - Brändlen - Mittlist Hütti - Alpboden - Niederrickenbach

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'673'578E 1'185'827N
DD
46.819533, 8.402822
DMS
46°49'10.3"N 8°24'10.2"E
UTM
32T 454446 5185282
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
21.3 km
Duration
8:45 h
Ascent
1,750 m
Descent
1,750 m
Highest point
1,886 m
Lowest point
858 m
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