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Grottenweg

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  • Horbis - Ende der Welt
    Horbis - Ende der Welt
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The Grottenweg, a stroller-friendly walk to the end of the world. Surrounded by unspoiled nature and a breathtaking mountain panorama, which captivate young and old.
easy
Distance 3.1 km
0:55 h
130 m
0 m
1,130 m
1,000 m

The trail starts at the Engelberg train station and leads to the end of the village street to the monastery chapel. Continue up the stairs until you reach the road. From there the Grottenweg branches off to the right to the Klostermatte, a large meadow where in winter the little guests learn the basics of skiing in Globi's Kinderkland. The high trail continues on the signposted route past the seven springs. At this place the water bubbles crystal clear and pure from the ground. Further along the trail, when you reach the edge of the forest, the next highlight already follows - the Lourdes Grotto. Our Lady is clearly visible on a rocky outcrop. After lighting a candle or taking a short break, you walk over the bridge and left along the Bärenbach stream towards Horbis, the so-called end of the world.

No the end of the world is neither cold nor dark or dangerous, but a cozy restaurant in Horbis, the rearmost part of Engelberg. Here you can put up your tired feet and quench your thirst with a glass of cold cider. The rumbling stomach can also be remedied, because on the menu you will find traditional Engelberg dishes such as Älplermagronen or cheese slices. Strengthened and rested, you return to Engelberg. From the Brunni valley station you can also use the free summer bus.

Author’s recommendation

Tip: In autumn the restaurant Horbis is known for its game specialties far beyond the valley.
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Update: May 25, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,130 m
Lowest point
1,000 m
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Track types

Asphalt 36.23%Forested/wild trail 0.32%Path 37.33%Road 26.10%
Asphalt
1.1 km
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0 km
Path
1.2 km
Road
0.8 km
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Start

Engelberg train station (999 m)
Coordinates:
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2'673'585E 1'185'821N
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46.819477, 8.402921
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46°49'10.1"N 8°24'10.5"E
UTM
32T 454454 5185276
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Destination

Horbis - end of the world

Turn-by-turn directions

Train Station-Ochsenmatt-Kilchbühl-Vorderhorbis-Horbis

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the Zentralbahn you get directly from Lucerne to Engelberg. The journey time is about 45 minutes from Lucerne.

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 1'185'821N
DD
46.819477, 8.402921
DMS
46°49'10.1"N 8°24'10.5"E
UTM
32T 454454 5185276
w3w 
///relax.dollar.agreeable
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy shoes, sun protection, hiking poles advantageous.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.1 km
Duration
0:55 h
Ascent
130 m
Highest point
1,130 m
Lowest point
1,000 m
Public-transport-friendly Linear route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Dog-friendly Suitable for strollers

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