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Hiking Trail recommended route Stage 7

Tell-Trail stage 7: Älggialp - Lungern

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  • Blick vom Brünigpass auf den Lungerersee
    Blick vom Brünigpass auf den Lungerersee
    Photo: Caroline Pirskanen, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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The seventh stage of the Tell Trail leads from Älggialp towards the Brünig pass and Lake Lungern. The destination of the stage is the village of Lungern.
moderate
Distance 18 km
6:00 h
444 m
1,390 m
1,739 m
690 m
Countless alps (alpine pastures) accompany you today on your way down into the valley. From the marshy plateau of the Älggialp, the geographical centre of Switzerland, you pass through small forests towards the Brünig pass. The turquoise waters of Lake Lungern greet you from afar, which you reach after a strenuous descent along narrow paths. The destination of the seventh stage is the village of Lungern.

 

Walking time: approx. 6 hours | Distance: 18 km | Total elevation gain: 445 m | Total elevation loss: 1,383 m

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Laila Bosco
Update: July 06, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,739 m
Lowest point
690 m
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Track types

Asphalt 4.51%Forested/wild trail 41.05%Path 52.59%Road 1.84%
Asphalt
0.8 km
Forested/wild trail
7.4 km
Path
9.5 km
Road
0.3 km
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Rest stops

Älggialp Berggasthaus
Aelggialp Berggasthaus
Naturfreundehaus Brünig
Restaurant Bahnhöfli

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

Älggialp (1,635 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'660'825E 1'183'456N
DD
46.799489, 8.235409
DMS
46°47'58.2"N 8°14'07.5"E
UTM
32T 441654 5183166
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Destination

Lungern

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From the marshy plateau of the Älggialp, the geographical centre of Switzerland, you pass through small forests towards the Brünig pass. The turquoise waters of Lake Lungern greet you from afar, which you reach after a strenuous descent along narrow paths. The destination of the seventh stage is the village of Lungern

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Public transport

Die Älggialp kann nicht mit dem öffentlichen Verkehr erreicht werden.

Getting there

Sie erreichen die Älggialp ab Sachseln/Edisried über die Älggistrasse oder ab Flüeli-Ranft über die Wolfisbergstrasse. Diese beiden Strassen vereinigen sich bei den sogenannten Blatten. Wichtig: Ab hier ist die Strasse an Wochenenden und Feiertagen nur alternierend befahrbar.

  • Gerade Stunden = Bergfahrt (z.B. bis 10.40 Uhr)
  • Ungerade Stunden = Talfahrt ab Älggi-Parkplatz (z.B. bis 11.40 Uhr)

Die ganze Älggistrasse ist eine einspurige Bergstrasse mit begrenzten Ausweichmöglichkeiten. Es wird daher empfohlen, via Flüeli-Ranft über die Wolfisbergstrasse auf die Älggialp zu fahren.

Parking

Parkmöglichkeiten auf dem Älggi-Parkplatz beim Berggasthaus Älggialp

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'660'825E 1'183'456N
DD
46.799489, 8.235409
DMS
46°47'58.2"N 8°14'07.5"E
UTM
32T 441654 5183166
w3w 
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Equipment

Sturdy footwear.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
18 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
444 m
Descent
1,390 m
Highest point
1,739 m
Lowest point
690 m
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