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Grotzli Trail Fürenalp

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    Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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The Grotzli Trail on the Fürenalp whisks you away to a place of tranquillity where you can forget the hustle and bustle and simply enjoy nature.
easy
3 km
1:55 h
155 m
127 m

Tranquil nature and snowy delights await snowshoe fans on the Fürenalp. From Engelberg railway station the free local bus service takes you to the Fürenalp valley station. Here, you can hire snowshoes and poles if required. The rustic red four-seater Buiräbähnli cable cars take you up to the Fürenalp, which is the starting point for the snowshoe tour.

The trail starts right by the mountain station, taking you slightly downhill, under the cable car line, and along the ridge. On this section, you have excellent views of the Groß Spannort and Chli Spannort, which are reminiscent of the Dolomites with their soaring jagged peaks. Keep your camera at the ready and drink in the beauty of your natural surroundings. After around two kilometres there is a brief uphill section, but once you reach the top you’re halfway through and the rest of the way back to the start is all slightly downhill.

The aspect on this side is no less lovely, as you walk towards the Titlis and have great views of its majestic glacier. The mountain restaurant’s cosy dining room is a wonderful place to warm up and tuck into something delicious. Then the Buiräbähnli will take you back down to the valley.

Author’s recommendation

After a nice snowshoe hike in the Fürenalp region you can let yourself be spoiled in the mountain restaurant Fürenalp.

In winter, children up to the age of 16 accompanied by an adult travel free of charge.

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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus
Updated: March 24, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,912 m
Lowest point
1,787 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Exposition / cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Please walk along the marked and secured snowshoe paths. The user is responsible for the proposed routes. If you are planning a different route, please refer to the avalanche bulletin, maps and weather forecast.

Due to the current snow and avalanche situation, the route may differ from the GPS data. It is recommended to follow the pink marker posts.

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Start

Fürenalp (1,838 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'678'586E 1'183'857N
DD
46.801238, 8.468111
DMS
46°48'04.5"N 8°28'05.2"E
UTM
32T 459413 5183214
w3w 
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Destination

Fürenalp

Turn-by-turn directions

Fürenalp-Hinter Fürren-Fürenalp

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne. Afterwards with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.

From Engelberg railway station, a free bus runs every half hour to the Fürenalp valley station.

https://www.fuerenalp.ch/en/direction

Getting there

Take the Motorway A2 (Basel-Luzern-Gotthard) to Stans-south. From there follow the main road for 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is about 30 minutes from Lucerne. From Zurich you need about 1 h 15 min, and from Bern or Basel approximatly 1 h 45 min.

https://www.fuerenalp.ch/en/direction

Parking

Free parking is available for guests at the Fürenalp valley station.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'678'586E 1'183'857N
DD
46.801238, 8.468111
DMS
46°48'04.5"N 8°28'05.2"E
UTM
32T 459413 5183214
w3w 
///intention.petal.establish
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Rent your equipment in the local sports shops.

Snowshoes and ski poles can also be hired at the valley station.


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3 km
Duration
1:55 h
Ascent
155 m
Descent
127 m
Loop Refreshment stops available Family friendly

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