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Fürstein - a walk between Waldemme and Lake Sarnen

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  • Ausblick vom Fürstei im Herbst
    / Ausblick vom Fürstei im Herbst
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  • / Änggelauenenseeli
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  • / Wegweiser Seewenseeli
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  • / 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.
difficult
Distance 8.8 km
4:15 h
690 m
690 m
2,039 m
1,326 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
Update: August 05, 2021
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Highest point
Fürstein, 2,039 m
Lowest point
1,326 m
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Safety information

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

Tips and hints

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 (1,372 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'647'445E 1'191'665N
DD
46.874420, 8.061000
DMS
46°52'27.9"N 8°03'39.6"E
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

SwissGrid
2'647'445E 1'191'665N
DD
46.874420, 8.061000
DMS
46°52'27.9"N 8°03'39.6"E
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.soerenberg.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.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Question from Margarita Hürlimann · December 10, 2020 · Community
Sind die Wanderungen ganzjährig möglich?
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Answered by Ilir I · December 10, 2020 · Community
Nein, im Winter würde ich auf keinen Fall diese Route machen, da meiner Ansicht zu gefährlich - vor allem der Abstieg.

Rating

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Ilir I
August 16, 2020 · Community
Wanderung sehr schön und Aufstieg ebenfalls interessant. Abstieg war mühsam, da der Weg nicht gut war. Ausserdem ist der Schwierigkeitsgrad bei Mittel-Schwer.
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When did you do this route? August 16, 2020
Photo: Ilir I, Community
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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Samstag, 19. Juli 2020

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.8 km
Duration
4:15 h
Ascent
690 m
Descent
690 m
Highest point
2,039 m
Lowest point
1,326 m
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