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Gerschnialp Station - Untertrübsee

Winter Hiking · Engelberg
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At the foot of the Titlis, wander through the Gerschni forest and marvel at the snow-covered, fairytale forests.
easy
Distance 1.7 km
0:29 h
45 m
66 m
1,267 m
1,201 m
The Titlis funicular takes you from the TITLIS valley station up to Gerschnialp. From the top station you follow the road for a short distance until you reach the well-signposted starting point of the winter hiking trail. After a short time this leads to the first highlight of the tour, the Gerschniwald. Snow-covered fir trees, covered tree trunks and the crackling of snow under your shoes immerse you in a fairytale world. Once you have reached the edge of the forest near Schlegi, you pass through the open terrain along the Bitzistock. Here a view into the valley is recommended. Soon the mountain restaurant Untertrübsee appears in the distance, the end of the tour. In the restaurant Untertrübsee the Meringue with cream is an insider tip. It's worth planning a stop. The way back is the same.

Author’s recommendation

A must for everyone is a stop at the restaurant Untertrübsee for Meringue with cream.
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Update: January 18, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,267 m
Lowest point
1,201 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

Free sports bus

Panoramic map

Start

Gerschnialp Station (1,267 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'672'778E 1'185'033N
DD
46.812481, 8.392220
DMS
46°48'44.9"N 8°23'32.0"E
UTM
32T 453631 5184505
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Destination

Untertrübsee

Turn-by-turn directions

Gerschnialp Station - 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
2'672'778E 1'185'033N
DD
46.812481, 8.392220
DMS
46°48'44.9"N 8°23'32.0"E
UTM
32T 453631 5184505
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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
  • 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
easy
Distance
1.7 km
Duration
0:29 h
Ascent
45 m
Descent
66 m
Highest point
1,267 m
Lowest point
1,201 m
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