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Hiking Trail recommended route Stage 8

Tell-Trail stage 8: Lungern - Brienzer Rothorn - Sörenberg

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  • Brienzer Rothorn
    Brienzer Rothorn
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The eighth and final stage of the Tell Trail leads from Lungern over Canton Lucerne's highest peak, the Brienzer Rothorn, to Sörenberg.
moderate
Distance 19.7 km
5:30 h
1,170 m
480 m
2,328 m
690 m
The hike starts in the village of Lungern by emerald-green Lake Lungern. After a short walk, you reach the lower terminus of the Lungern-Turren cable car and take it up to Turren. From here you pass via Rückenegg and Zwischenegg over the Eisee saddle to the Brienzer Rothorn. A grandiose panorama encompassing the Bernese Oberland and turquoise Lake Brienz spreads out before you. A cable car ride down to Schönenboden and a leisurely walk to Sörenberg conclude the day's outing and thus the eighth stage of the Tell Trail.

 

Walking time: approx. 5.5 hours | Hiking distance approx. 15 km (without cableways) | Total elevation gain 1,170 m (including cableways 1,992 m) | Total elevation loss 480 m (including cableways: 1,530 m)

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Laila Bosco
Update: July 15, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Highest point
2,328 m
Lowest point
690 m
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Rest stops

Bärghuis Schönbüel
Bärghuis Schönbüel
Hotel Brienzer Rothorn Kulm - Brienz
Restaurant Turren
Rischli hotel
Berghaus Eisee
Grill- & Speiserestaurant Obsee
Obsee campsite

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

Lungern station (692 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'654'772E 1'181'556N
DD
46.782924, 8.155891
DMS
46°46'58.5"N 8°09'21.2"E
UTM
32T 435566 5181387
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Destination

Sörenberg, Post

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts in the village of Lungern by emerald-green Lake Lungern. After a short walk, you reach the lower terminus of the Lungern-Turren cable car and take it up to Turren. From here you pass via Rückenegg and Zwischenegg over the Eisee saddle to the Brienzer Rothorn. A grandiose panorama encompassing the Bernese Oberland and turquoise Lake Brienz spreads out before you. A cable car ride down to Schönenboden and a leisurely walk to Sörenberg conclude the day's outing and thus the eighth stage of the Tell Trail.

Note

Wildlife refuge Nesslenstock 1: December 01 - May 31
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Falls die Etappe 8 des Tell-Trails als Tagesetappe absolviert wird:

Mit dem Zug bis zum Bahnhof Lungern oder mit dem Bus bis Lungern, Dorfkapelle

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'654'772E 1'181'556N
DD
46.782924, 8.155891
DMS
46°46'58.5"N 8°09'21.2"E
UTM
32T 435566 5181387
w3w 
///infects.motivates.prancing
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy footwear.

Questions and answers

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Felix Ba 
August 12, 2021 · Community
Traumhafte Tour mit eindrucksvollen 360 Grad Ausblicken auf Brienzer See, Berner Oberland ( Eiger , Mönch etc. ) und Richtung Vierwaldstättersee, Pilatus. Zum Teil Trittsicherheit erforderlich aber meist gut begehbar und ausgeschildert - klare Empfehlung
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When did you do this route? August 11, 2021
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.7 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
1,170 m
Descent
480 m
Highest point
2,328 m
Lowest point
690 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Summit route

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