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Murmeli Wanderung

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A scenic trail where you can hear and admire the whistling marmots. This is exactly what the Murmeli hike promises to every nature enthusiast! 

moderate
Distance 9.8 km
5:00 h
933 m
526 m
2,325 m
1,764 m

The marmot hike in the Uri Alps leads from the beautiful Trübsee to Tannalp and Engstlenalp and Engstlensee. As the name suggests, with a bit of luck you can spot a marmot or two here.

With an always fantastic view of the numerous peaks of the Bern and Uri Alps, you cross the cantonal border of Bern and Obwalden twice before the loop finally comes to an end at Lake Trübsee.

Starting from Engelberg, you first take the cable car up to Trübsee. From here you hike along the southern shore until you reach the valley station of the Jochpass chairlift.

After another cable car ride you reach the mountain station Jochpass which is located exactly at the cantonal border of Bern and Obwalden. On foot you now walk westwards in the direction of Schaftal.

After a short uphill stretch, on which you can spot a few marmots and even ibexes if you are lucky, the trail now descends and you cross the cantonal border again.

You reach the beautiful Tannalp where you can take a break at the Tannalp mountain inn. Once you have sufficiently strengthened yourself, another ascent follows up to Engstlenalp and shortly thereafter to the deep blue Engstlensee. Before you finally reach the mountain station Jochpass again.

 

Author’s recommendation

To make it easier for you to observe the wildlife, it is recommended to carry binoculars.

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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus 
Update: June 22, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,325 m
Lowest point
1,764 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.52%Nature trail 25.41%Path 59.81%Unknown 14.23%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Nature trail
2.5 km
Path
5.9 km
Unknown
1.4 km
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Tips and hints

Timetable Mountain railroads

 

Gastronomy

Bärghuis Jochpass

Mountain Inn Tannalp

Start

Trübsee (1,795 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'673'266E 1'182'977N
DD
46.793934, 8.398287
DMS
46°47'38.2"N 8°23'53.8"E
UTM
32T 454078 5182440
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Destination

Trübsee

Turn-by-turn directions

Trübsee - Jochpass - Schaftal - Tannalp - Engstlenalp - Jochpass - Trübsee

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne. Then with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.

Getting there

By car, take the A2 (Basel-Gotthard) to Stans Süd, then take the main road 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is 30 minutes from Lucerne, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Basel, Zurich or Bern.

Parking

There are paid parking spaces available in Engelberg: Parking Facilities

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'673'266E 1'182'977N
DD
46.793934, 8.398287
DMS
46°47'38.2"N 8°23'53.8"E
UTM
32T 454078 5182440
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Link fragen bei Katja!!!

Equipment

Hiking shoes, sunscreen, a small snack and hiking poles are an advantage.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.8 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
933 m
Descent
526 m
Highest point
2,325 m
Lowest point
1,764 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cableway ascent/descent

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