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Engelberg valley to Lake Lucerne (multi-day hike)

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  • "Plättli" at Brisenhaus
    / "Plättli" at Brisenhaus
    Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Blick Richtung Risetenstock
    Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Wegweiser vor Brisengipfel
    Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Schuenegg, vor Abstieg zum Brisenhaus
    Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Aussicht fjordartigen Vierwaldstättersee
    Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Wildbeobachtungspfad Emmetten
    Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Kühe auf der Weide
    Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Gleitschirmfliegen Luftseilbahn Niederbauen
    Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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Niederrickenbach  – Haldigrat – Brisen – Schuenegg – Brisenhaus – Ängiloch (Klewenalp) – Faulberg – Niederbauen
moderate
18.4 km
8:00 h
1,100 m
1,460 m
 Beautiful multi-day tour from Haldigrat to Niederbauen. 

Author’s recommendation

Other rewarding ascents for fit hikers on this two-day tour are the Oberbauenstock (2117 m) and the Niederbauen (1923 m). From Niederbauenalp it's not far to Hundschopf, an awe-inspiring vantage point overlooking Lake Uri (marked on the map).
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Author
Nidwalden Tourismus
Updated: January 19, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Brisen, 2,403 m
Lowest point
1,251 m
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Tips, hints and links

More information:

Nidwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 2
6370 Stans
+41 (0)41 610 88 33
info@nidwalden.com
www.nidwalden.com

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Start

Haldigrat (Niederrickenbach), mountain station (1,937 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'676'299E 1'195'088N
DD
46.902528, 8.440024
DMS
46°54'09.1"N 8°26'24.1"E
UTM
32T 457350 5194484
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Destination

Niederbauen, mountain station

Turn-by-turn directions

From Alpboden (Niederrickenbach) we take the first 700 meters with the chairlift. On the Haldigrat we meet Kurt, who has been running "his chairlift" and the mountain inn here for almost 20 years. Then we hike all the way over the ridge to the 2403 meter high Brisen. At the top partly a bit slippery . The panoramic view is brilliant! Be careful when descending on the south side and via Schuenegg. In the afternoon we reach the SAC Brisenhaus, where we spend the night in a simple mattress camp. The food is excellent and the nut bars are the best in central Switzerland. The next day we pass Klewenalp and go on the game observation trail. In the rocks between Oberbauenstock and Zingel it is not uncommon to spot ibexes and chamois. We choose the way up via Fulberg and get on the Oberbauen mountain trail down to the mountain inn Niederbauen and the mountain station of the Niederbauen cableway.

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Public transport

Public transport friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'676'299E 1'195'088N
DD
46.902528, 8.440024
DMS
46°54'09.1"N 8°26'24.1"E
UTM
32T 457350 5194484
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
18.4 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,100 m
Descent
1,460 m
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