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Zingel Hike

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This hike takes you from Grafenort over the nidwalden mountains and past Lutersee to Engelberg.

difficult
Distance 15.3 km
5:15 h
1,246 m
815 m
1,750 m
567 m

The start of this tour is at the Grafenort train station. First you walk on a flat forest path along the Engelberger Aa to the valley station of the Buiräbähnli, which takes you to Rugisbalm. From here you can use another Bähnli and thus spare your legs for the further ascent. After you have covered the first 800 meters of altitude by the rail, you will continue to the Lutersee with your own muscle power. Once at the Seeli, we recommend a picnic or you descend a bit in the direction of Zingelalp, where a wonderful resting place with a great view and a cool drink awaits you. The further descent leads along a narrow forest path, which again requires some concentration, down into the Arnibach gorge. A farm glacé from the Hoflädeli Aeschboden will sweeten the last part of the way to Engelberg train station.

 

Author’s recommendation

The Zingel hike is also the first stage of the Buirebähnli Safari.

You can find more infotmations about this experience at the following link: Buiräbähnli - Safari

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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus 
Update: June 22, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,750 m
Lowest point
567 m
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Track types

Asphalt 6.44%Nature trail 36.84%Path 34.17%Road 7.50%unknown 15.02%
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1 km
Nature trail
5.6 km
Path
5.2 km
Road
1.1 km
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2.3 km
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Start

Grafenort train station (569 m)
Coordinates:
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2'671'171E 1'191'396N
DD
46.869881, 8.372156
DMS
46°52'11.6"N 8°22'19.8"E
UTM
32T 452152 5190896
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Destination

Engelberg train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Grafenort - Mettlen - Rugisbalm - Eggen - Lutersee - Zingel - Staldeli - Oertigen - Engelberg train station

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Public transport

National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with about 1h travel time) to Lucerne. Then you can reach the train station Grafenort with the Zentralbahn in half an hour.

Getting there

By car, take the A2 (Basel-Gotthard) to Stans Süd, then take the main road for about 12 km to Grafenort.

Parking

Above the restaurant Grafenort you have the possibility to park your car.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'671'171E 1'191'396N
DD
46.869881, 8.372156
DMS
46°52'11.6"N 8°22'19.8"E
UTM
32T 452152 5190896
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy hiking shoes, sun protection, a snack and hiking poles are an advantage.


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15.3 km
Duration
5:15 h
Ascent
1,246 m
Descent
815 m
Highest point
1,750 m
Lowest point
567 m
Linear route Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip

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