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Round tour Musenalp

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  • Cableway to Musenalp
    / Cableway to Musenalp
    Photo: Beat Brechbühl, Nidwalden Tourismus
  • / Blick Richtung Musenalp
    Photo: Beat Brechbühl, Nidwalden Tourismus
  • / Cableway Dallenwil-Niederrickenbach
    Photo: Hampi Krähenbühl, Nidwalden Tourismus
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Niederrickenbach – Musenalp – Ahorn – Niederrickenbach
easy
Distance 7.4 km
1:15 h
5 m
600 m
A round trip on the plateau of Musenalp and descent to the monastery village of Maria Rickenbach (Niederrickenbach).
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Nidwalden Tourismus 
Update: May 06, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
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Highest point
1,755 m
Lowest point
1,156 m
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Tips and hints

More information:

Nidwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 2
6370 Stans
+41 (0)41 610 88 33
info@nidwalden.com
www.nidwalden.com

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Start

Niederrickenbach (501 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'672'974E 1'197'842N
DD
46.927665, 8.396838
DMS
46°55'39.6"N 8°23'48.6"E
UTM
32T 454082 5197302
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Destination

Niederrickenbach

Turn-by-turn directions

The monastery village of Maria Rickenbach (Niederrickenbach) can only be reached by cable car from Dallenwil. From there you can continue with an airy ride with the cable car to the Musenalp. On the sunny terrace of the Musenalp Alpbeizli you can enjoy drinks and simple dishes such as the famous "Bratkäseschnitte". We then hike over alpine pastures to Unter Musenalp, from where you could get to Bärenfallen and Klewenalp. But we go to the right and descend on the mountain path between the rocks to "Marchboden" and "Alp Ahorn". On the small road we return to the monastery village. At the Pilgerhaus we take a seat in the cozy restaurant and drink a monastery tea.
The time and height details consider the use of the cable cars (absolute walking time)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train (Zentralbahn) from Lucerne to the direction Engelberg to stop Niederrickenbach Station (stop on request).

Getting there

A2 from Lucerne direction Gotthard until exit Stans-Süd. 3.5 kilometers in the direction of Engelberg, after Dallenwil turn left at the signpost to the valley station of the cable car Dallenwil-Niederrickenbach.

Parking

Sufficient parking available.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'672'974E 1'197'842N
DD
46.927665, 8.396838
DMS
46°55'39.6"N 8°23'48.6"E
UTM
32T 454082 5197302
w3w 
///owes.depending.typhoon
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
  • Blister kit
  • 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
easy
Distance
7.4 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
5 m
Descent
600 m
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