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Turren - Breitenfeld - Turren

Winter Hiking
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  • Familie bei Winterwandern auf Turren
    / Familie bei Winterwandern auf Turren
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
  • / Kappelle Breitenfeld
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
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A unique winter walking experience with views of the Lungern valley basin and as far as the Bernese Alps. Away from the hustle and bustle, the alp road leads gently uphill around the Finsterbüel and to the gloriously situated ancient hut settlement of Breitenfeld.
easy
Distance 5 km
2:00 h
263 m
263 m
1,763 m
1,512 m
Thanks to the altitude at which you start and finish at the Turren restaurant (alt. 1550 m), this winter path often offers views above the fog line. After looking down into the Lungern basin, you take the groomed alp road south-west around the Finsterbüel. At Chuematt, the open terrain offers an impressive mountain panorama. The path then climbs steadily and pleasantly to Luegi.

It continues up to Breitenfeld, the highest and furthest point of the tour. The sun-drenched alp of the same name is inviting. In the depths of winter, the alp huts, huddled close together, disappear in the snow almost up to their ridges. Here, on one of Obwalden's largest, most beautiful alp pastures, is where the herdsmen live in summer. The little Maria zum Schnee alp chapel is pretty.

You follow the same groomed path back. Shortly after reaching the tree line, you can see the restaurant and railway station in the distance: your destination.

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Update: April 28, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,763 m
Lowest point
1,512 m
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Start

Restaurant Turren (1,524 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'652'758E 1'182'254N
DD
46.789368, 8.129603
DMS
46°47'21.7"N 8°07'46.6"E
UTM
32T 433568 5182125
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Destination

Restaurant Turren

Note


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Public transport

Der Luzern-Interlaken-Express fährt stündlich von Luzern oder Interlaken nach Lungern. Vom Bahnhof erreicht man die Seilbahn-Talstation in Obsee in rund 20 Gehminuten.

Getting there

Auf der A2 von Luzern her im Tunnel auf die A8 Richtung Interlaken. Dem Strassenverlauf bis Kaiserstuhl folgen. Vordem Umfahrungstunnel nach rechts Richtung Lungern einspuren. Am Ende des Dorfes auf Höhe der Kirche bei der Lichtsignalanlage nach Links abbiegen. 

Von Interlaken via Brünig auf der A8 bis nach Lungern. Vor dem Umfahrungstunnel nach rechts halten und weiterfahren bis zur Lichtsignalanlage. Scharf Links abbiegen Richtung Obsee. 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'652'758E 1'182'254N
DD
46.789368, 8.129603
DMS
46°47'21.7"N 8°07'46.6"E
UTM
32T 433568 5182125
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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
5 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
263 m
Descent
263 m
Highest point
1,763 m
Lowest point
1,512 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cableway ascent/descent Groomed snow

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