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Hiking Trail

Fürstein - a walk between Waldemme and Lake Sarnen

· 1 review · Hiking Trail · UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
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  • Ausblick vom Fürstei im Herbst
    / Ausblick vom Fürstei im Herbst
    Photo: UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
  • / Änggelauenenseeli
    Photo: UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
  • / Wegweiser Seewenseeli
    Photo: UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
  • / Blick auf das Seewenseeli, am Fusse des Fürsteins
    Photo: Elmar Bossard, UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
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This mountain walk on the Fürstein leads through the wonderful scenery of the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch and Obwalden.
moderate
8.8 km
4:15 h
690 m
690 m
Every step up the Fürstein (alt. 2040 m) is a pleasure. From the Stäldeli alp in Flühli the route climbs towards Lake Seewen. The path is in good condition and passes in and out of the unique moorland terrain. Little Lake Seewen with its chapel is a good spot for a brief break. The ascent to Fürstein begins here. The summit offers stunning panoramic views from the Pilatus in the northeast to the Bernese Alps in the southwest. From Fürstein the path leads steeply downwards through sheep pastures and, initially, very rough terrain to Wasserfallenegg. Here you leave the ridge and head towards little Lake Änggenlauenen. From there the path passes through woods and meadows in gently sloping terrain towards your starting point, Stäldeli.

Author’s recommendation

  • Break ay Lake Seewen.
  • Dip your feet in Lake Änggelauenen.
  • Food available at the Stäldeli alp.
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UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
Updated: May 05, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Fürstein, 2039 m
Lowest point
1326 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Steep, at times rough, path between Fürstein and Wasserfallen.

Tips, hints and links

UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
Biosphere Centre
Chloschterbüel 28
CH-6170 Schüpfheim
Telephone: +41 (0)41 485 88 50
www.biosphaere.ch

Start

Flühli, Stäldeli alp car park (1372 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.874420, 8.061000
UTM
32T 428445 5191637
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Destination

Flühli, Stäldeli alp car park

Turn-by-turn directions

Stäldeli alp car park - Lake Seewen - Fürstein - Wasserfallenegg - Stäldeli alp car park

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

This walk is not accessible via public transport.

Getting there

The UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch is in the heart of Switzerland halfway between the two major tourist destinations of Bern and Lucerne. On leaving Flühli, follow signs for Städeli.

Parking

Car parking at the Stäldeli alp is free.

Coordinates

Geographic
46.874420, 8.061000
UTM
32T 428445 5191637
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Die Broschüre «Viele Wege führen ans Ziel» mit vielen interessanten Wandervorschläge erhalten Sie bei Sörenberg Flühli Tourismus oder im Broschüren-Shop auf www.soerenebrg.ch

Author’s map recommendations

Offizielle Karte der Schweizer Wanderwege 1:33'333 «Napf-Sörenberg», ISBN-Nummer 978-3-302-33321-2

Equipment

Sturdy footwear. Picnic recommended.

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Reviews

4.0
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Ariane Nicoletti 
July 19, 2020 · Community
Eine Top Wanderung mit traumhaftem Panorama und abwechslungsreichen Wegen durch die Morlandschaft. Sind gut 11km und nicht 8km wie angegeben. :-) Mache die Tour bestimmt wieder.
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Samstag, 19. Juli 2020
Photo: Ariane Nicoletti, Community

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.8 km
Duration
4:15h
Ascent
690 m
Descent
690 m
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