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Erzegg circular tour

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    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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This circular tour takes in two deep-blue mountain lakes and spectacular views over the entire Melchsee-Frutt high plateau and neighbouring Bernese valleys.
moderate
11.4 km
3:30 h
505 m
505 m
The starting point for this Erzegg round tour is the old upper terminus of the aerial cableway at Melchsee-Frutt. The path leads along deep-blue Lake Melch to Distelboden and on to the Balmeregg ski lift. This is where the ascent to the Balmeregghorn begins. The strenuous climb of around three hundred metres of elevation gain is compensated by the mountain panorama and magnificent views. The passage over the ridge to Erzegg with views of the Gen valley and picturesque Engstlenalp is an unforgettable experience. You continue towards the Erzegg cross and down to Lake Tannen, where ore was mined in the past. From Fachshubel (barbecue spot, alpine refuge), you pass the lake following the road to the dam then take the path below the Bonifelsen to Strandguet. From here it is worth taking the Panoramic Lift and enjoying the view from the platform forty metres above Lake Melch.

Author’s recommendation

Alternatively you can take the Frutt-Zug road train from Fachshubel back to Frutt.
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Author
Obwalden Tourismus
Updated: January 14, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Highest point
2,256 m
Lowest point
1,893 m
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Start

Old cableway terminus, Melchsee-Frutt (1,900 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'663'369E 1'180'638N
DD
46.773903, 8.268330
DMS
46°46'26.1"N 8°16'06.0"E
UTM
32T 444140 5180299
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Destination

Old cableway terminus, Melchsee-Frutt

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Public transport

Mit dem Zug bis Sarnen und mit dem Postauto bis Stöckalp anschliessend mit der Gondelbahn bis Melchsee-Frutt

Getting there

Von Luzern auf der A8 nach Sarnen, die Ausfahrt Sarnen Nord Richtung Kerns/ Melchsee-Frutt benützen

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'663'369E 1'180'638N
DD
46.773903, 8.268330
DMS
46°46'26.1"N 8°16'06.0"E
UTM
32T 444140 5180299
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5.0
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Mirko Bross 
September 05, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöne Route und auch sehr gut mit tritt sicheren Kinder zu machen
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Completed this Route on September 05, 2020
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I. K.
August 25, 2020 · Community
Schöner Weg mit super Aussicht. Das letzte Drittel der Wanderung ist ein bisschen langweilig.
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Completed this Route on August 25, 2020
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Ilir I
July 05, 2020 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.4 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
505 m
Descent
505 m
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