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Panoramaweg Rigidalalp

Winter Hiking · Engelberg
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On the Ristis – Rigidalalp – Brunnihütte Panorama Trail you can enjoy a wonderful winter walk on Engelberg’s sunny side with delightful views of the Titlis and the Hahnen.
moderate
Distance 3.1 km
1:03 h
265 m
5 m
1,860 m
1,597 m
The free bus service takes you from Engelberg railway station to the Brunni valley station, where you can catch the Brunni cable car up to Ristis. This is where the Panorama Trail begins. The well-groomed winter hiking trail takes you on a gentle uphill gradient towards the Rigidalalp, with breath-taking views all the way. In good weather, the Hahnen is particularly photogenic. After half an hour’s walk, you should reach the pub and café Bergbeizli Rigidalalp. Once you’ve feasted your belly on tempting treats and your eyes on the views, you will have the energy to tackle the upward climb to the SAC Brunni mountain hut. After crossing the ski slope, your goal will be within eyeshot. The hut has a large terrace that is a great place for tired but happy hikers to relax and enjoy the sunshine. Your day of hiking thus comes to a fitting close with a good cup of coffee (with alcohol if you like) and a view of the Titlis.

Author’s recommendation

If you prefer to go downhill, take the chairlift from Ristis to the Brunnihütte and start the Panoramaweg there.
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Update: October 24, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,860 m
Lowest point
1,597 m
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Safety information

When planning, please note the winter sports report which states whether the winter hiking trails are prepared and open.

Tips and hints

Prices cableway

Panoramic map

Timetable cableway

Winter sports report

Gastronomy:

Berglodge Ristis

Älplerbeizli Rigidal

Brunnihütte SAC

Start

Ristis mountain station (1,599 m)
Coordinates:
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2'673'899E 1'187'239N
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46.832200, 8.407261
DMS
46°49'55.9"N 8°24'26.1"E
UTM
32T 454795 5186688
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Destination

Brunnihütte SAC

Turn-by-turn directions

Ristis-Rigalalp-Brunnihütte

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.

From Engelberg station, the free sports bus takes you directly to the valley station of the Brunni lifts.

Getting there

By car you drive on the A2 (Basel-Gotthard) to Stans Süd, then on the main road 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is 30 minutes from Lucerne, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Basel, Zurich or Bern.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'673'899E 1'187'239N
DD
46.832200, 8.407261
DMS
46°49'55.9"N 8°24'26.1"E
UTM
32T 454795 5186688
w3w 
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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.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.1 km
Duration
1:03 h
Ascent
265 m
Descent
5 m
Highest point
1,860 m
Lowest point
1,597 m
Refreshment stops available Groomed snow

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