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Engelberg - Schwand - Ristis

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Medium-difficulty walk suitable for strollers on the sunny side of Engelberg, which is rewarded with the magnificent view of the Titlis.

moderate
Distance 9.5 km
3:05 h
666 m
68 m
1,598 m
1,000 m

From the train station Engelberg you go through the Dorfstrasse always in the direction of the monastery. After the Tourist Information, Schwandstrasse turns left. From there the path climbs steadily. Past the Hotel Waldegg you stay on the road that turns into the forest after the last houses. The road meanders comfortably, always slightly ascending, over a clearing and again in the forest until you reach the mountain restaurant Schwand. Here in the comfortably furnished restaurant a stop is recommended. Not only the sunny terrace invites you to take a break, but also the "Schwander specialties" such as "false Schwander snails" make you "gwunderig" for more. Freshly strengthened, we follow the signpost Spisboden. After a few hairpin bends it becomes flatter and you can see the destination on the Ristis. The view towards Titlis and Engelberg is magnificent and makes you forget your tired legs. After a well-deserved break on the sun terrace of the Ristis mountain restaurant, you take the cable car down to the valley. Back to the train station and the starting point of the trail, the free sports bus will take you

 

Author’s recommendation

Stop at the Schwand mountain restaurant. Let yourself be enchanted by the "Schwander specialties". The Schwand also has some exciting events in store. A look at their website before the tour is recommended.

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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus 
Update: September 06, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,598 m
Lowest point
1,000 m
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Track types

Asphalt 72.63%Forested/wild trail 1.68%Path 14.92%Road 10.75%
Asphalt
6.9 km
Forested/wild trail
0.2 km
Path
1.4 km
Road
1 km
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Tips and hints

Timetable Brunni Railways

 

Gastronomy

Mountinlodge Ristis

 Gasthaus Schwand

Start

Engelberg train station (999 m)
Coordinates:
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2'673'585E 1'185'823N
DD
46.819496, 8.402913
DMS
46°49'10.2"N 8°24'10.5"E
UTM
32T 454453 5185278
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Destination

Ristis

Turn-by-turn directions

Train Station Engelberg-Waldegg-Schwand-Spisboden-Ristis

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Public transport

National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne. Then with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.

Getting there

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

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'673'585E 1'185'823N
DD
46.819496, 8.402913
DMS
46°49'10.2"N 8°24'10.5"E
UTM
32T 454453 5185278
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy shoes, sun protection, and hiking poles are an advantage.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.5 km
Duration
3:05 h
Ascent
666 m
Descent
68 m
Highest point
1,598 m
Lowest point
1,000 m
Linear route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Dog-friendly Suitable for strollers

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