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Engelberg valley to Lake Lucerne (multi-day hike)

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  • "Plättli" at Brisenhaus
    "Plättli" at Brisenhaus
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Niederrickenbach  – Haldigrat – Brisen – Schuenegg – Brisenhaus – Ängiloch (Klewenalp) – Faulberg – Niederbauen
moderate
Distance 18.4 km
8:00 h
1,100 m
1,460 m
2,403 m
1,251 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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Nidwalden Tourismus 
Update: February 21, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Brisen, 2,403 m
Lowest point
1,251 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.42%Dirt road 1.38%Nature trail 35.93%Path 62.25%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Dirt road
0.3 km
Nature trail
6.6 km
Path
11.5 km
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Tips and hints

More information:

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

More hiking trails:  nidwalden.com/hiking

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.

Note

Wildlife refuge Schinberg: December 15 - April 30
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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
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
18.4 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,100 m
Descent
1,460 m
Highest point
2,403 m
Lowest point
1,251 m
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