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From cableway to cableway

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
11.2 km
Travel time
3 h
From cableway to cableway
Miseren
Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
From cableway to cableway
Luftseilbahn Diegisbalm
Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
From cableway to cableway
Miserengrat, Blick Richtung Stanserhorn
Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
From cableway to cableway
Hexenboden, Wirzweli
Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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Nidwalden is rich in attractive cableways. In the Engelberg valley they lead from the valley floor up to hamlets, some of which are inhabited all year round, and on to alps near the forest line. This panoramic high-level hike is - thanks to the aerial cableways - not very strenuous.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Difficulty
Easy
Condition
2 / 6
Ascent
180 m
Descent
95 m
Best Time of Year
May, June, July, August, September, October
Directions

From Geissmattli, which we reach along the Engelberger Aa from Grafenort, a cableway takes us to Bielen. The path leads almost horizontally over to the Diegisbalm, which is also served by a cableway from the valley. We take the upper section up to Oberalp, and from here it's half-an-hour to the Gummenalp and its simple restaurant. Those with tired legs (after an optional Kafi Träsch!) take the cableway down to Wirzweli and the valley, to Dallenwil and the station (time calculation assumes travel by cableways; pure walking distance: 6.5 km).

Author’s advice

The Berggasthaus Gummenalp or the Gasthaus Restaurant Waldegg on Wirzweli are ideal for a break on the way.

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