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Emmetten wildlife observation trail

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Observe black grouse courtship displays and, with a little luck and a keen eye, other animals high above Emmetten and Beckenried. Equipped with binoculars and a rucksack, follow the former game warden to discover the wildlife in the area around Niederbauen.
moderate
Distance 10.9 km
3:42 h
473 m
765 m
1,759 m
1,251 m
The unique wildlife observation trail leads from Niederbauen to the Stockhütte or via Heitliberg to Klewenalp. The outing lasts between three and four-and-a-half hours depending on the itinerary.

The trail benefits from 16 info-panels describing the local wildlife and 12 species of bird. The moorland in the Niederbauen region is unique and therefore protected.

The wildlife moves around according to the seasons. The expert guide knows the best places for observing the fauna.

Author’s recommendation

Gourmet tip: Pork fillet with hay crust at the Berggasthaus Niederbauen.
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Region Klewenalp 
Update: October 27, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,759 m
Lowest point
1,251 m
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

More information:

Nidwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 2
6370 Stans
+41 41 610 88 33
info@nidwalden.com
nidwalden.com

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Nidwalden recipes to try out: nidwalden.com/recipes

Start

Niederbauen (1,570 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'683'460E 1'200'057N
DD
46.946358, 8.534917
DMS
46°56'46.9"N 8°32'05.7"E
UTM
32T 464606 5199308
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Destination

Stockhütte or Klewenalp

Turn-by-turn directions

Niederbauen - Stockhütte or Niederbauen - Heitliberg - Klewenalp

Note

Wildlife refuge Scheidegg: December 15 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus from Stans to Emmetten or Beckenried.

Getting there

Route planner to Beckenried oder Emmetten.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'683'460E 1'200'057N
DD
46.946358, 8.534917
DMS
46°56'46.9"N 8°32'05.7"E
UTM
32T 464606 5199308
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Question from Urs Kast · November 28, 2020 · Community
Im Beschrieb heisst es, dass es Fach- und Ortskundige Führer gibt. Wo und wie kann ich mit einem Führer Kontakt aufnehmen?
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.9 km
Duration
3:42 h
Ascent
473 m
Descent
765 m
Highest point
1,759 m
Lowest point
1,251 m
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