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Walenpfad

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Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Bannalpsee
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(Oberrickenbach –) Bannalp – Alp Oberfeld – Walegg – Brunni – Ristis (– Engelberg)
moderate
Distance 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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Author
Nidwalden Tourismus 
Update: January 19, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,953 m
Lowest point
1,598 m
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Tips and hints

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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all notes on protected areas

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
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Mirko Bross
September 11, 2020 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.2 km
Duration
3:55 h
Ascent
561 m
Descent
671 m
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