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Emmetten wildlife observation trail

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
10.9 km
Travel time
approx. 4 h
Tour details
Tour details
Emmetten wildlife observation trail
Steinböcke - König der Alpen
Photo: Region Klewenalp, Nidwalden Tourismus
Emmetten wildlife observation trail
Tafeln mit Informationen zu den Wildtieren
Photo: Christina Bucher, Nidwalden Tourismus
Emmetten wildlife observation trail
Aussicht auf den Vierwaldstättersee
Photo: Christina Bucher, Nidwalden Tourismus
Emmetten wildlife observation trail
Blick auf den Schwalmis
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Nidwalden Tourismus
Emmetten wildlife observation trail
Mit etwas Glück entdeckt man eine Gemse
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Nidwalden Tourismus
Emmetten wildlife observation trail
Wildbeobachtungspfad - mit Aussicht über den Vierwaldstättersee
Photo: Region Klewenalp, Nidwalden Tourismus
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Observe black grouse courtship displays and, with a little luck and a keen eye, other animals high above Emmetten and Beckenried. Equipped with binoculars and a rucksack, follow the former game warden to discover the wildlife in the area around Niederbauen.
The unique wildlife observation trail leads from Niederbauen to the Stockhütte or via Heitliberg to Klewenalp. The outing lasts between three and four-and-a-half hours depending on the itinerary.

The trail benefits from 16 info-panels describing the local wildlife and 12 species of bird. The moorland in the Niederbauen region is unique and therefore protected.

The wildlife moves around according to the seasons. The expert guide knows the best places for observing the fauna.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Niederbauen
Point of arrival
Stockhütte or Klewenalp
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
3 / 6
Ascent
473 m
Descent
765 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September, October
Directions
Niederbauen - Stockhütte or Niederbauen - Heitliberg - Klewenalp
Author’s advice
Gourmet tip: Pork fillet with hay crust at the Berggasthaus Niederbauen.
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Good to know

Arrival / Return journey
Route planner to Beckenried oder Emmetten.
Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport
Bus from Stans to Emmetten or Beckenried.
Further information & links
More information:

Nidwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 2
6370 Stans
+41 41 610 88 33
infonidwalden.com
nidwalden.com

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