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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.