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Mountain Hike

Engelberg valley to Lake Lucerne (multi-day hike)

Mountain Hike · Wolfenschiessen
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Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • "Plättli" at Brisenhaus
    / "Plättli" at Brisenhaus
    Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Blick Richtung Risetenstock
    Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Wegweiser vor Brisengipfel
    Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Schuenegg, vor Abstieg zum Brisenhaus
    Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Aussicht fjordartigen Vierwaldstättersee
    Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Wildbeobachtungspfad Emmetten
    Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Kühe auf der Weide
    Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Gleitschirmfliegen Luftseilbahn Niederbauen
    Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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Haldigrat – Brisen – Schuenegg – Brisenhaus – Ängiloch (Klewenalp) – Faulberg – Niederbauen (upper terminus)
moderate
18.2 km
8:00 h
1100 m
1460 m
We take the aerial cableway from Alpboden (Niederrickenbach) for the initial 700 metre ascent. On the Haldigrat we meet Kurt, who has been operating "his chairlift" and the mountain inn here for almost 20 years. Over the Brisen to the overnight accommodation in the Brisenhaus. The next day we pass Klewenalp on the wildlife observation path to the upper cable terminus at Niederbauen.

Author’s recommendation

Don't tell anyone! The nut bars at the Brisenhaus are the best!
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Author
Nidwalden Tourismus
Updated: October 11, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Brisen, 2403 m
Lowest point
1252 m
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Other rewarding ascents for fit hikers on this two-day tour are the Oberbauenstock (2117 m) and the Niederbauen (1923 m). From Niederbauenalp it's not far to Hundschopf, an awe-inspiring vantage point overlooking Lake Uri (marked on the map).

Start

Haldigrat (Niederrickenbach), upper terminus (1937 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.902541, 8.440040
DMS
46°54'09.1"N 8°26'24.1"E
UTM
32T 457351 5194486
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Destination

Niederbauen, upper terminus

Turn-by-turn directions

From the cableway upper terminus at Haldigrat the route  goes over the ridge (some of it slippery) to the alt. 2403 m Brisen. The panoramic views is amazing! Take care when descending on the south side of the Brisen and via Steinalper Jochli / Schuenegg. In the afternoon we reach the SAC's Brisenhaus, where we spend the night. The simple dormitory is reminiscent of former SAC huts, the food is excellent and the nut bars are the best in Central Switzerland. The next day we pass Klewenalp and follow the wildlife observation trail. Ibex and chamois are often to be found among the rocks between Oberbauenstock and Zingel. We choose the upper path via Fulberg, and on the Oberbauen path descend to the upper terminus of the Niederbauen aerial cableway.

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Coordinates

DD
46.902541, 8.440040
DMS
46°54'09.1"N 8°26'24.1"E
UTM
32T 457351 5194486
w3w 
///fixated.unrated.pine
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
18.2 km
Duration
8:00h
Ascent
1100 m
Descent
1460 m
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