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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
  • / Mittelpunkt der Schweiz
    Photo: obwalden-tourismus.ch, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Seefeldsee, Älggialp
    Photo: Tamara Durrer / obwalden-tourismus.ch, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Lungern Dorf
    Photo: Hansruedi Odermatt / obwalden-tourismus.ch, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Lungernsee
    Photo: Hansruedi Odermatt / obwalden-tourismus.ch, 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
17.6 km
6:00 h
445 m
1,383 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

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,739 m
Lowest point
697 m
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Rest Stop

Aelggialp Berggasthaus
Restaurant Bahnhöfli
Älggialp Berggasthaus
Naturfreundehaus Brünig

Safety information

T3: demanding mountain hiking. 

 

• Good surefootedness

• Average navigation skills

• Elementary alpine experience

Tips, hints and links

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

Turn-by-turn directions

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

Note


all notes on protected areas

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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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy footwear.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.6 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
445 m
Descent
1,383 m
Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Summit route

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