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Panorama hike Engelberg-Fürenalp

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Whether you hike up the path or first take the Fürenalp cable car and hike into the valley - you decide. Regardless of which variant you choose, the hike is unique over alpine meadows, along the Engelbergeraa and past the impressive and legendary Stäuber waterfall. During the alpine summer, various pubs invite you to stay or you can visit the alpine cheese dairys Surenen on Aebnet or Stäfeli.

moderate
Distance 9.2 km
3:00 h
13 m
772 m
1,854 m
1,082 m

On the hike you will be accompanied by rushing mountain streams that plunge from the Grassengrat into the deep falls. You will walk along the Engelbergeraa, past the Stäuber waterfall, over fragrant alpine meadows with unique flowers and, during the alpine summer, a mountain restaurant with delicious food will tempt you again and again. The hike is part of the Alpine Cheese Trail and leads past the Stäfeli and Surenen Alpine cheese dairy. Glide over the rugged rock face with the Fürenalp cable car. Let your soul dangle on the panoramic terrace of Fürenalp and feast on unique views of the majestic mountain world.

Author’s recommendation

If you want to shorten the hike, it is advisable to use the circular route Fürenalp and Aebnet Bahn.

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Update: June 22, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,854 m
Lowest point
1,082 m
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Tips and hints

The mountain restaurants such as Hobiel, Aebnet, Stäfeli and Alpenrösli as well as the Aebnet cable car are only open during the Alpine summer. Likewise, the Surenen and Stäfeli cheese dairy is only open during the Alpine summer. In spring and autumn please enquire about the opening hours.

Start

Valley station Fürenalp (1,840 m)
Coordinates:
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2'678'604E 1'183'856N
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46.801227, 8.468340
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46°48'04.4"N 8°28'06.0"E
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32T 459430 5183212
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Destination

Mountain station Fürenalp

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Public transport

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

Getting there

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

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'678'604E 1'183'856N
DD
46.801227, 8.468340
DMS
46°48'04.4"N 8°28'06.0"E
UTM
32T 459430 5183212
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Question from Fran McWilliams · March 16, 2022 · Community
Is the Furenalp Panorama hike to Stauber waterfall a loop trail? We will be there the 3rd week of May. Should we be able to do this hike at that time? Thank you. Fran
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.2 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
13 m
Descent
772 m
Highest point
1,854 m
Lowest point
1,082 m
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