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Engelberg - Untertrübsee

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Comfortable hike through the forest to Gerschnialp and on to Untertrübsee.
moderate
Distance 4.2 km
1:26 h
304 m
57 m
1,258 m
1,000 m
From Hotel Bänklialp you hike uphill via the Bänklialp path through the forest to Gerschnialp, then continue on the road to Gerschnialp station, along the winter hiking trail through the forest and across the valley floor at the foot of the Bitzistock to Untertrübsee.

Author’s recommendation

The Restaurant Untertrübsee is known for its meringues and is therefore also known by locals and Engelberg lovers as the Meringue curve.  
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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus 
Update: October 24, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,258 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

Wintersportbericht

Restaurant  Ritz

Restaurant Untertrübsee

Free sports bus

Panoramic map

Start

Engelberg (999 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'673'580E 1'185'839N
DD
46.819641, 8.402854
DMS
46°49'10.7"N 8°24'10.3"E
UTM
32T 454449 5185294
w3w 
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Destination

Untertrübsee

Turn-by-turn directions

Engelberg-Bänklialp-Gerschnialp-Schlegi-Untertrübsee

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
2'673'580E 1'185'839N
DD
46.819641, 8.402854
DMS
46°49'10.7"N 8°24'10.3"E
UTM
32T 454449 5185294
w3w 
///shelter.musical.buzzards
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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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
moderate
Distance
4.2 km
Duration
1:26 h
Ascent
304 m
Descent
57 m
Highest point
1,258 m
Lowest point
1,000 m
Groomed snow

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