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Fürstein Langis

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  • Kreuz Schneeschuhtour Seewenseeli
    / Kreuz Schneeschuhtour Seewenseeli
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  • / Kapelle beim Seewenseeli
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
  • / Kreuz Schneeschuhtour Seewenseeli
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
  • / Kapelle beim Seewenseeli
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
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The Fürstein on the border between Cantons Obwalden and Lucerne is a well-known panoramic mountain and destination of scenic hikes in summer and winter.
difficult
Distance 11.8 km
4:52 h
666 m
666 m
From the Langis car park, the road to the Glaubenberg pass, which is traffic-free in winter, serves as an ideal access route. This demanding snowshoe tour begins on the left or right of the Rotbach just behind the little restautant at the pass summit in the scattered forest: first briskly up to Alp Rick and from there up the steep summit slope to the cross on the Rickhubel. From there, the trail traces a wide curve on a plateau to the north-east ridge of the Fürstein, which is reached via a short steep flank. The distant views of the alps and as far as the Jura are fantastic. After a short descent of the ridge southwards, a snowy little valley leads to Ober Sewen and the chapel and past the Sewenseeli lake to the saddle between the Sewenegg and Trogenegg. The route is varied on easy slopes and through scattered pine forest back via Schnabel to Langis.

 

Shortened variant without Fürstein

If you do not want to climb all the way to the Fürstein, you can turn left on the plateau and descend directly to Ober Sewen and its chapel.

Author’s recommendation

The restaurant at the pass summit, the Glaubenbergbeizli, serves Obwalden specialities and is open at weekends in winter, weather permitting.
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Updated: January 06, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,024 m
Lowest point
1,442 m
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Safety information

This route is not signposted. Visitors unfamiliar with the area should consider hiring a guide.

Take care in the Glaubenberg area: restrictions due to the military activity are possible, in which case the trail cannot be followed. Consult this live firing schedule before leaving home.

Start

Langis car park (1,442 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'652'367E 1'193'772N
DD
46.892998, 8.125793
DMS
46°53'34.8"N 8°07'32.9"E
UTM
32T 433405 5193644
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Destination

Langis car park

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Public transport

Ab Luzern oder Interlaken mit dem Luzern-Interlaken-Express nach Sarnen. Ab Sarnen mit dem Postauto nach Langis. 

Achtung in der Zwischensaison fährt das Postauto nicht bis Langis. 

Getting there

Auf der A2 von Luzern her im Tunnel auf die A8 Richtung Interlaken, Sarnen wechseln und dann die Ausfahrt Sarnen Nord nehmen. Von Sarnen der Beschilderung in Richtung Glaubenbergpass folgen. 

Parking

Der Parkplatz Langis ist kostenpflichtig. Zu beachten ist, dass an Wochenenden bei schönem Wetter der Parkplatz bereits um 10.00 Uhr komplett besetzt ist. Man muss sich also früh auf den Weg machen oder mit dem ÖV anreisen.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'652'367E 1'193'772N
DD
46.892998, 8.125793
DMS
46°53'34.8"N 8°07'32.9"E
UTM
32T 433405 5193644
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
11.8 km
Duration
4:52 h
Ascent
666 m
Descent
666 m
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