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Tell Trail stage 6: Engelberg-Älggialp

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  • Tannensee
    / Tannensee
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  • / der Seefeldsee auf der Älggialp
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  • / Abgschütz
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  • / die Älggialp
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  • / Mittelpunkt der Schweiz
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The sixth stage of the Tell Trail leads from Engelberg over the Joch pass to Melchsee-Frutt. Then it's past the Hochstollen and on up to Älggialp. 
moderate
Distance 25.6 km
6:00 h
563 m
1,157 m
2,229 m
997 m
In Engelberg, take the cable car to Lake Trüb and change there to the chairlift to the Joch pass. The following section is one of the most beautiful in Central Switzerland for hiking. From Lake Engstlen you pass over the Spycherflüe to Melchsee-Frutt. The second part of the trail takes you past the Hochstollen and along rocky paths to Lake Seefeld. The hike continues through the marshy Sachsler Seefeld nature reserve to the geographical centre of Switzerland at Älggialp. A night on the Älggialp is something very special.

 

Walking time: approx. 6 hours | Distance: 20 km (not including cableways) | Total elevation gain: 563 m (including cableways: 1,763 m ) | Total elevation loss: 1,157 m

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Laila Bosco
Update: July 15, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,229 m
Lowest point
997 m
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Rest stops

GASTHAUS GERSCHNIALP - CAFÉ RITZ
Berghotel Trübsee
Restaurant Alpstübli
Berghaus Jochpass
Berghaus Jochpass
Berggasthof
Hotel Engstlenalp - Meiringen
Bergrestaurant Tannalp
Berggasthaus Tannalp
Mountain Hotel Bonistock
Berghotel Bonistock
frutt Lago
frutt Titschli
Frutt Lodge
frutt Bar & Lounge
Hotel Posthuis
Fischers Alpenhotel
Älggialp Berggasthaus
Aelggialp Berggasthaus

Safety information

T3: demanding mountain hiking. 

 

• Good surefootedness

• Average navigation skills

• Elementary alpine experience

Tips and hints

This stage is part of the long-distance Tell Trail, which runs through the whole of Central Switzerland in eight stages.

 

Further information on the Tell Trail: www.luzern.com/telltrail

Start

Engelberg (996 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'673'119E 1'185'510N
DD
46.816732, 8.396756
DMS
46°49'00.2"N 8°23'48.3"E
UTM
32T 453981 5184975
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Destination

Älggialp

Turn-by-turn directions

In Engelberg, take the cable car to Lake Trüb and change there to the chairlift to the Joch pass. The following section is one of the most beautiful in Central Switzerland for hiking. From Lake Engstlen you pass over the Spycherflüe to Melchsee-Frutt. The second part of the trail takes you past the Hochstollen and along rocky paths to Lake Seefeld. The hike continues through the marshy Sachsler Seefeld nature reserve to the geographical centre of Switzerland at Älggialp. A night on the Älggialp is something very special.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Engelberg erreicht man mit einer 45-minütigen Zugfahrt ab Luzern. 

Parking

Kostenpflichtige Parkplätze bei der Talstation der Seilbahn Engelberg-Titlis

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'673'119E 1'185'510N
DD
46.816732, 8.396756
DMS
46°49'00.2"N 8°23'48.3"E
UTM
32T 453981 5184975
w3w 
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Equipment

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
25.6 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
563 m
Descent
1,157 m
Highest point
2,229 m
Lowest point
997 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Summit route

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