Cosy winter hike on the sunny side of Engelberg, rewarded with a magnificent view of the Titlis.
Distance 8.8 km
From Engelberg railway station, follow the Dorfstrasse in the direction of the monastery. After the Tourist Information turn left into Schwandstrasse. From there the path rises steadily. About 60 m after the Hotel Waldegg take the road to the right in the direction of Fellenrüti - Bergli. The Hotel Waldegg is also the last opportunity for a stop for refreshments until you reach your destination on Ristis. At the end of the road, at the bus stop Fellenrüti, the path turns sharply left into the forest. After the first long bend the forest clears and the view to the next intermediate destination, the Bergli becomes clear. Keep left away from the road in the direction of Spisboden. Above the farm you reach the road again. Here you have made a good half of the way. After a few bends and metres in height you will finally reach the Ristis. The view in the direction of Titlis and Engelberg is magnificent and makes you forget your tired legs. After a well-deserved break on the sun terrace of the Ristis mountain restaurant, take the cable car down to the valley. The free sports bus takes you back to the station and the starting point of the winter hike.
If the Schwandstrasse is too steep for you, you can take the free sports bus from Engelberg station and start the winter hike from Fellenrüti.
AuthorEngelberg - Titlis Tourismus
Update: February 18, 2020
Getting thereTake 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.
ParkingParking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.
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EquipmentHigh and firm hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothes, sun protection, hiking poles are advantageous.
Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
- Lip protection (SPF 30+)
- Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking
- Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
- Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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