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Engelberg-Bergli-Ristis

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Cosy winter hike on the sunny side of Engelberg, rewarded with a magnificent view of the Titlis.
difficult
Distance 8.8 km
2:44 h
602 m
4 m
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.

Author’s recommendation

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.
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Update: February 18, 2020
Difficulty
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Highest point
1,601 m
Lowest point
1,000 m
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Safety information

When planning, please refer to the winter sports report where it is indicated whether the winter hiking trails are prepared and open.

Tips and hints

Cable car prices

Overview map

Timetable mountain railway

Snow sports report

Gastronomy

Mountain lodge Ristis

Start

Train station Engelberg (999 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'673'578E 1'185'842N
DD
46.819668, 8.402835
DMS
46°49'10.8"N 8°24'10.2"E
UTM
32T 454447 5185297
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Destination

Ristis

Turn-by-turn directions

Engelberg-Bergli-Ristis

Note


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.

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.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'673'578E 1'185'842N
DD
46.819668, 8.402835
DMS
46°49'10.8"N 8°24'10.2"E
UTM
32T 454447 5185297
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

High 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
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

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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Difficulty
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Distance
8.8 km
Duration
2:44 h
Ascent
602 m
Descent
4 m
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