This mountain walk on the Fürstein leads through the wonderful scenery of the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch and Obwalden.
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.
- Break ay Lake Seewen.
- Dip your feet in Lake Änggelauenen.
- Food available at the Stäldeli alp.
AuthorUNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
Updated: May 05, 2020
Safety informationSteep, at times rough, path between Fürstein and Wasserfallen.
Tips, hints and linksUNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
Telephone: +41 (0)41 485 88 50
Getting thereThe 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.
ParkingCar parking at the Stäldeli alp is free.
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EquipmentSturdy footwear. Picnic recommended.
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.