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Hochstollen round tour, Melchsee-Frutt

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Melchsee-Frutt – Balmeregghorn – Planplatten – Hääggen – Hochstollen – Abgschütz – Melchsee-Frutt
difficult
Distance 18.4 km
6:30 h
1,000 m
1,000 m
The Hochstollen round tour is a unique experience that calls for physical fitness and experience of the mountains. The footpaths are in good condition. Some sections are very steep. This panoramic hike is worth every bead of sweat.

Author’s recommendation

Early risers enjoy an unforgettable sunrise behind them on the Hochstollen. 
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Nidwalden Tourismus 
Updated: May 07, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,481 m
Lowest point
1,893 m
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Tips and hints

Tourist information:

Nidwalden Tourism

Bahnhofplatz 2

6370 Stans

+41 41 610 88 33

info@nidwalden.com

www.nidwalden.com

 

More tours at nidwalden.com/wandern

Start

Melchsee-Frutt, old cableway terminus (1,908 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'663'403E 1'180'678N
DD
46.774266, 8.268785
DMS
46°46'27.4"N 8°16'07.6"E
UTM
32T 444175 5180339
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Destination

Melchsee-Frutt, old cableway terminus

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts at the old cableway terminus at Melchsee-Frutt. We walk along Lake Melch to the Balmeregg cableway terminus. From here we walk steeply uphill to the Balmeregghorn. Sitting on the bench, we enjoy magnificent views of the Bernese Alps and the Titlis. With a bit of luck we might see marmots, chamois or ibexes on the easy footpath via Planplatte to Hääggen. Now we ascend again via Hohsträss to the Wit-Ris cutting and then follow a steep path to the Hochstollen. Breathtaking panoramic views are our reward for the effort. We see the Wetterhorn, numerous mountain lakes and even the Älggi, the geographical centre of Switzerland. After a picnic break, we tackle the steep descent via the Abgschütz to Lake Blau and return to Frutt.

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all notes on protected areas

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
2'663'403E 1'180'678N
DD
46.774266, 8.268785
DMS
46°46'27.4"N 8°16'07.6"E
UTM
32T 444175 5180339
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Nr. 411 Höhenwanderung 1:25‘000

Questions and answers

Question from Bettina Meyer · July 17, 2021 · Community
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
18.4 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
1,000 m
Descent
1,000 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Faunistic highlights Summit route

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