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Alpkäse-Trail

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The Alpine Cheese Trail passes by seven cheese dairies around Engelberg. This varied hiking route offers beautiful mountain views and tempting treats for cheese connoisseurs.
Distance 46.9 km
14:30 h
2,024 m
2,024 m
1,853 m
995 m

The route is more than 40 kilometres long from start to finish, but you can walk individual parts of it on day hikes. The trail starts at Engelberg Abbey’s show dairy and follows the gentle uphill hiking path to Untertrübsee. The Untertrübsee dairy, with panoramic mountain views, is the first stop. The path then crosses to the Gerschnialp dairy before going downhill through woodland to Engelberg. You follow the Engelberger Aa river on easy paths until you reach the Stäfeli dairy. From here, you can penetrate further into the mountains and head in the direction of the Surenen Pass to visit the Blackenalp dairy. Next, you head gently uphill again to the Surenen dairy. The Fürenalp is the highest point on the hike; after that you head back into the valley, down to the Horbis, before the steep path over the Schletteren brings you back to the sunny side of the valley. Here, the Hüttismatt and Langenboden dairies await you. After that you can walk back to Engelberg via Bränd, Spisboden, Heg and Bergli.


Please note that depending on weather conditions (snow conditions) not all alpine cheese dairies are occupied in June.

Author’s recommendation

Take along plenty of cash and leave space in your rucksack for cheese as all seven dairies sell their delicious produce on site.

In the only Swiss monastery show factory you can experience live how cheese is made by hand and how regional milk is processed into cheese specialities (from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).

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Update: August 26, 2021
Highest point
1,853 m
Lowest point
995 m
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Track types

Asphalt 27.74%Forested/wild trail 23.15%Path 45.45%Road 2.95%Unknown 0.69%
Asphalt
13 km
Forested/wild trail
10.9 km
Path
21.3 km
Road
1.4 km
Unknown
0.3 km
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Start

Kloster Schaukäserei Engelberg (1,005 m)
Coordinates:
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2'674'030E 1'185'861N
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46.819791, 8.408755
DMS
46°49'11.2"N 8°24'31.5"E
UTM
32T 454899 5185308
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Destination

Kloster Schaukäserei Engelberg

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Wildlife refuge Trüebsee 1: November 01 - May 15
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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'674'030E 1'185'861N
DD
46.819791, 8.408755
DMS
46°49'11.2"N 8°24'31.5"E
UTM
32T 454899 5185308
w3w 
///gone.worry.lordship
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Equipment

Normal hiking equipment, sturdy hiking boots, spare clothing, toiletries, light sleeping bag and headlamp for overnight stays, food and drink on the go.

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Sinah Frieda
June 28, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? June 20, 2020
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Distance
46.9 km
Duration
14:30 h
Ascent
2,024 m
Descent
2,024 m
Highest point
1,853 m
Lowest point
995 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Cultural/historical interest

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