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Walenpfad

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(Oberrickenbach –) Bannalp – Alp Oberfeld – Walegg – Brunni – Ristis (– Engelberg)
moderate
11.2 km
3:55 h
561 m
671 m
At the beginning and end of this panoramic hike we take the cable car to Bannalp or from Ristis down to Engelberg. But not all differences in altitude have been overcome yet: 561 metres of ascent and 671 metres of descent have to be mastered on the well-secured mountain path - a unique alpine experience for (almost) everyone.

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Tip: Buy the round trip ticket with all cable cars included! www.zentralbahn.ch
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Nidwalden Tourismus
Updated: January 19, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,953 m
Lowest point
1,598 m
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Tips, hints and links

More information:
Nidwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 2
6370 Stans
+41 (0)41 610 88 33
info@nidwalden.com
www.nidwalden.com

More hiking trails:  nidwalden.com/hiking

Start

Bannalp (Oberrickenbach) (1,718 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'676'011E 1'191'663N
DD
46.871753, 8.435680
DMS
46°52'18.3"N 8°26'08.4"E
UTM
32T 456994 5191067
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Destination

Ristis (Engelberg)

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Bannalp mountain station, the hike starts with the ascent to Walenegg - the highest viewpoint of the Walenpfad. Towards the end of the tour, tired hikers can enjoy an "Älperzneyni" (traditional snack) at the Brunnihütte. On the "Kitzelpfad" around the "Härzlisee" (small lake), you wade on moor, gravel, wood chips and stones and enjoy the tingling feeling of natural relaxation. This is followed by a short descent to Ristis (chairlift as an alternative). The cable car brings us to Engelberg.

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Public transport

Public transport friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'676'011E 1'191'663N
DD
46.871753, 8.435680
DMS
46°52'18.3"N 8°26'08.4"E
UTM
32T 456994 5191067
w3w 
///hungry.blog.magically
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Mirko Bross 
September 11, 2020 · Community
Ein Geheimtipp.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.2 km
Duration
3:55 h
Ascent
561 m
Descent
671 m
Public transport friendly Point to Point Scenic

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