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Langis - Rickhubel

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  • Schneeschuhtour Langis-Rickhubel
    / Schneeschuhtour Langis-Rickhubel
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
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    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
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The fairytale winter landscape in the Langis/Glaubenberg offers a unique backdrop for snowshoe hikers.
moderate
Distance 8.4 km
3:35 h
500 m
500 m
From Langis, follow the pass road for a good 500 m. At the  "Zivilfahrzeuge" (civilian vehicles) signpost, you leave the road and follow the track that leads through scattered pine forest and up an ancient path to Alp Schnabel. From there, the little snow-covered road leads up to the narrow ridge cut at Point 1755, where you climb the ridge to the Seewenegg and Rickhubel. On the way, a window opens first to the south into the Bernese Alps and then to the north-east with wonderful views of the Pilatus chain, Lake Lucerne and the Sarneraa valley.

The round tour leads eastwards over the summit slope and terrain terraces down to Alp Rick. Freshly snow-covered slopes tempt you to make your own tracks and then to follow the safer official trail in a column to the Glaubenberg pass in the narrowing valleys. The restaurant at the pass summit, which is open at weekends, weather permitting, is always good for enjoying Obwalden specialities after completing the tour before returning to the car park in Langis in 20 minutes.

Author’s recommendation

From Rickhubel, a descent in a westerly direction to the idyllic Sewenseeli lake and its scenically dominant chapel is also a tempting option. It is fantastically beautiful there at any time of year: the perfect place to enjoy tranquillity and pristine surroundings.
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Author
Obwalden Tourismus 
Updated: January 06, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,943 m
Lowest point
1,443 m
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Safety information

The snowshoe tour and the description were developed in collaboration with local mountain and tour guides. It is only a suggested tour and is not signposted or protected from alpine hazards. It does not pass through wildlife protection zones and avoids obvious danger spots in good snow and avalanche conditions.

Good preparation for the tour with the appropriate equipment is essential. Information about the latest avalanche situation can be found in the links below.

You undertake the tour at your own risk. Obwalden Tourism declines all liability in the event of personal injury or damage to property on the suggested snowshoe tour.

Please note: restrictions due to military activity in the Glaubenberg area may mean the route cannot be followed. Please note the latest live firing schedule.

Tips and hints

www.slf.ch

www.wildruhezonen.ch

Start

Langis (1,443 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'652'335E 1'193'757N
DD
46.892869, 8.125371
DMS
46°53'34.3"N 8°07'31.3"E
UTM
32T 433373 5193630
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Destination

Langis

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Ab Luzern/Interlaken mit dem Luzern-Interlaken-Express nach Sarnen, in Sarnen umsteigen auf das Postauto nach Langis. 

Das Postauto fährt ab Sarnen täglich von Mitte Dezember bis Mitte April.

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 Interlaken via Brünig auf der A8 bis zur Ausfahrt Sarnen Nord.

Ab Sarnen der Strasse in Richtung Salden, Glaubenberg folgen.

Parking

Der Parkplatz Langis ist im Winter kostenpflichtig.  Zu beachten ist, dass an Wochenenden bei schönem Wetter der Parkplatz bereits um 9.00 Uhr komplett besetzt ist.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'652'335E 1'193'757N
DD
46.892869, 8.125371
DMS
46°53'34.3"N 8°07'31.3"E
UTM
32T 433373 5193630
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.4 km
Duration
3:35 h
Ascent
500 m
Descent
500 m

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