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Fürstein Langis

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  • Sewenseeli Langis Glaubenberg
    / Sewenseeli Langis Glaubenberg
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
  • / Rickhubel Obwalden
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
  • / Seewen Kapelle
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
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The Fürstein on the border between Cantons Obwalden and Lucerne is a well-known panoramic mountain offering a scenic tour.
moderate
Distance 12.1 km
4:10 h
658 m
658 m
2,039 m
1,442 m
From the Berghotel Langis, the path leads along the road to the Glaubenberg pass. Immediately behind the little restaurant on the pass, the ascent begins to the left or right of the Rotbach in the scattered forest up to Alp Rick and from there up the steep summit slope to the cross on the Rickhubel. From there, the path traces a wide curve on a plateau to the north-east ridge of the Fürstein, which is reached via a short steep flank. The distant views of the alpine crown and as far as the Jura are mindblowing. After a short ridge descent southwards, the path leads to the chapel at Obersewen and past the Sewenseeli lake to the saddle at Sewenegg. After that, the route is varied on easy slopes and through scattered pine forest back via Schnabel to the Langis car park.

If you do not want to climb all the way to Fürstein, you can turn left on the plateau and descend directly to Ober Sewen and the chapel.

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Obwalden Tourismus 
Update: November 02, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,039 m
Lowest point
1,442 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Diese Wanderung führt teilweise durch militärische Waffen- und Schiessplätze. Während des Schiessens werden an gut sichtbaren Stellen am Rand des gefährdeten Gebietes sowie in den Waffenstellungen rot/weisse Fahnen, rot/weisse Ballons oder (bei Nacht) 3 rote Lampen in Dreiecksform aufgezogen oder aufgestellt. Das Betreten des gefährdeten Gebietes ist lebensgefährlich und daher verboten. Den Weisungen der Absperrposten ist Folge zu leisten. Hier gelangen Sie zu den Schiessdaten/Schiessanzeigen.

Start

Langis car park (1,445 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'652'359E 1'193'789N
DD
46.893153, 8.125695
DMS
46°53'35.4"N 8°07'32.5"E
UTM
32T 433398 5193661
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Destination

Langis car park

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Ab Luzern oder Interlaken mit dem Luzern-Interlaken-Express nach Sarnen. Ab Sarnen mit dem Postauto nach Langis. 

Achtung in der Zwischensaison fährt das Postauto nicht bis Langis. 

Getting there

Auf der A2 von Luzern her im Tunnel auf die A8 Richtung Interlaken, Sarnen wechseln und dann die Ausfahrt Sarnen Nord nehmen. Von Sarnen der Beschilderung in Richtung Glaubenbergpass folgen. 

Parking

Der Parkplatz Langis ist kostenpflichtig. Zu beachten ist, dass an Wochenenden bei schönem Wetter der Parkplatz bereits um 10.00 Uhr komplett besetzt ist. Man muss sich also früh auf den Weg machen oder mit dem ÖV anreisen.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'652'359E 1'193'789N
DD
46.893153, 8.125695
DMS
46°53'35.4"N 8°07'32.5"E
UTM
32T 433398 5193661
w3w 
///manliness.hires.villager
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.1 km
Duration
4:10 h
Ascent
658 m
Descent
658 m
Highest point
2,039 m
Lowest point
1,442 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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