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Professorenweg into the valley

Winter Hiking · Engelberg
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The Professorenweg in Engelberg is a leisurely and short winter hike along the Engelberger Aa.
moderate
Distance 9.2 km
2:17 h
82 m
82 m
1,082 m
1,000 m

The winter trail starts at Engelberg railway station and leads right through the village to Engelberger Aa. A little below the Sportingpark, the bridge crosses the river and leads to the professors' path. From there, take the Engelberger Aa to the left and the edge of the forest to the right on the well-prepared and flat winter hiking trail all the way to the Sporthotel Eienwäldli, where cold feet and hands can be warmed up with a warm cup of tea. The path changes sides and leads along the road to the Fürenalp valley station, the end point of the winter hiking route.

Return to the village either with the free sports bus (see timetable) or on the winter hiking trail along Schweizerhausstrasse past the Restaurant Wasserfall and over Klostermatte to Kloster Engelberg.

 

Author’s recommendation

Every last Sunday of the month a longer stop at the Restaurant Eienwäldli is even more worthwhile. The traditional dessert buffet from 12.00 - 15.30 leaves nothing to be desired.
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Update: February 15, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,082 m
Lowest point
1,000 m
Best time of year
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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

Winter sports report

Panoramic map

Gastronomy

Free sports bus

Start

Train station 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

Fürenalp cableways

Turn-by-turn directions

Train station - Bänklialp - Eienwäldli - Fürenalp cableways

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
9.2 km
Duration
2:17 h
Ascent
82 m
Descent
82 m
Highest point
1,082 m
Lowest point
1,000 m
Refreshment stops available Groomed snow

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