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Zwergen Trail on the Sonnenberg

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Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Sonnenzwerg Talstation Sonnenbergbahn
    / Sonnenzwerg Talstation Sonnenbergbahn
    Photo: Carla Hendry, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Sonnenbergbahn Kriens-Sonnenberg
    Photo: Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Sprechende Lärche am Zwergenweg
    Photo: Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Figuren aus dem Zwergenbuch entlang des Weges
    Photo: Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Spielplatz Sonnenberg
    Photo: Carla Hendry, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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Based on an illustrated children's book, the Zwergenweg (Dwarf Trail) invites you to visit the Sonnenberg and treat nature with respect.
easy
Distance 2.6 km
0:53 h
121 m
116 m
The adventure featuring the sun dwarf starts at the lower terminus of the 100-plus year-old funicular railway. The bumpy 8-minute ride up the Sonnenberg is an experience in itself for adults as well as for children (up to the age of 16, who travel free when accompanied by an adult), for along the line you discover various figures in the forest that feature in the story.

On the Sonnenberg itself, the trail takes you to places featured in the book: follow the "Zwergenweg" signs via the Kreuzhöhe, past the Forsthütte down into the Wolfsschlucht, from there via Otto-Eder-Platz back to the upper terminus.

Author’s recommendation

  • The illustrated  children's book "Der Sonnenzwerg und s blaue Bähnli" is available here: www.sonnenzwerg.ch
  • The playground on the Sonnenberg is in the shady forest
Profile picture of Luzern Tourismus AG / Bahnhofstrasse 3 / Postfach / CH-6002 Luzern / luzern@luzern.com / www.luzern.com
Author
Luzern Tourismus AG / Bahnhofstrasse 3 / Postfach / CH-6002 Luzern / luzern@luzern.com / www.luzern.com
Updated: March 10, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
785 m
Lowest point
695 m
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Safety information

The trail is pushchair friendly apart from the access to the Wolfsschluch, due to the many steps; the passage through the gorge is ok in parts. Pushchair friendly paths are otherwise available all over the Sonnenberg.

Start

Sonnenberg funicular upper terminus (695 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'663'381E 1'210'638N
DD
47.043750, 8.272662
DMS
47°02'37.5"N 8°16'21.6"E
UTM
32T 444748 5210282
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Destination

Sonnenberg funicular upper terminus

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'663'381E 1'210'638N
DD
47.043750, 8.272662
DMS
47°02'37.5"N 8°16'21.6"E
UTM
32T 444748 5210282
w3w 
///charted.printers.healers
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.6 km
Duration
0:53 h
Ascent
121 m
Descent
116 m
Loop Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cableway ascent/descent Disability access Suitable for strollers

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