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Hiking Trail

Surenenpass

Hiking Trail · Engelberg
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    Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Wanderung in Engelberg: Surenenpass
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The day hike from Engelberg over the Surenen Pass to Attinghausen is one of the most impressive routes in Central Switzerland. Enjoy a unique view of the snow-covered Titlis and the surrounding mountains. On the other side of the pass, a magnificent view of the Lake of Uri and the Reuss valley awaits you.
difficult
24.1 km
8:00 h
704 m
2112 m
The hike takes about 6 hours using the cable cars Engelberg-Fürenalp and Attinghausen-Brüsti. A combination ticket is available for both cable cars. As a rule, the Surenenpass is accessible from June to mid/late October - depending on snow conditions. Please contact the cable car Engelberg - Fürenalp or Attinghausen - Brüsti to find out what the current conditions are like.

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Attractions on the hike

  • Alpine fauna and flora
    Enjoy the fresh alpine air and discover a unique variety of alpine flora. With a bit of luck, you may be able to observe wild animals such as chamois, marmots and ibexes on the hike. The purest paradise for nature lovers.
  • Various mountain pubs in the Alps summer
    Along the route, several mountain pubs invite you to stop for a bite to eat during the Alps summer. The trail also passes the Surenen cheese dairy. During the Alpine season, the alpine dairymen like to offer their fresh Alpine products and invite you to a cool drink or a snack in their Alpbeizli.
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Updated: August 28, 2020

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
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Highest point
2292 m
Lowest point
434 m

Tips, hints and links

Via Alpina
The Surenenpass hike is part of the Via Alpina. The Via Alpina leads through 8 countries and stretches over 5000 km in over 300 daily stages. There is a hiking pass for the Via Alpina. This stage can be stamped at the Engelberg Titlis Tourism Office.

Detailed description of the route on SwitzerlandMobility

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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.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

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46.801260, 8.468623
DMS
46°48'04.5"N 8°28'07.0"E
UTM
32T 459452 5183216
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
24.1 km
Duration
8:00h
Ascent
704 m
Descent
2112 m

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