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Emme riverside path

Hiking Trail · UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
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From source to mouth.
moderate
Distance 58.5 km
15:07 h
113 m
976 m
1,302 m
436 m
The Emme riverside path provides access to one of the most charming river landscapes in Canton Lucerne. From the source in the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch, the path follows mysterious paths into the pulsating conglomeration of the city of Lucerne. Every step you take, the waters of the streams and the river sound a little different, wrapping you in gentle intoxication. The riverside path lets you witness the creative power of water and striking natural monuments. The Emme flows lethargically, but it can also tumble like a torrent, setting stones in motion, undermining banks and creating habitats for animals and plants. The Emme riverside path is composed of five one-day stages, which can be completed individually thanks to excellent public transport connections.
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Update: February 15, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,302 m
Lowest point
436 m
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Emmensprung, Sörenberg (1,301 m)
Coordinates:
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2'647'800E 1'183'935N
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46.804860, 8.064840
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46°48'17.5"N 8°03'53.4"E
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32T 428645 5183903
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Destination

Lucerne railway station

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The path passes close to all the railway stations on the Lucerne-Schüpfheim line, thus offering a welcome opportunity to complete all the sections individually. The entire Emme riverside path is easy to negotiate, with the exception of the section between Schüpfheim and Flühli, which is a little more challenging.

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Coordinates

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2'647'800E 1'183'935N
DD
46.804860, 8.064840
DMS
46°48'17.5"N 8°03'53.4"E
UTM
32T 428645 5183903
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
58.5 km
Duration
15:07 h
Ascent
113 m
Descent
976 m
Highest point
1,302 m
Lowest point
436 m
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  • 3 Stages
Hiking Trail · UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
Emmenuferweg: Sörenberg-Schüpfheim
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1 closed
Distance 22.1 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 57 m
Descent 644 m

Die Kraft des Wassers hautnah erleben.

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Hiking Trail · UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
Emmenuferweg: Schüpfheim-Wolhusen
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2 closed
Distance 16.6 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 34 m
Descent 185 m

Der Geheimtipp für Naturfreunde.

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Hiking Trail · Switzerland
Emmenuferweg: Wolhusen-Emmenbrücke
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3 closed
Distance 19.4 km
Duration 4:45 h
Ascent 180 m
Descent 320 m

Schritt für Schritt vom Land in die Stadt.

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