From 18 October to 14 November 2021, the Lucerne-Lucerne Allmend/Messe railway line will be closed due to expansion work. Rail replacement buses will operate.
The Titlis funicular quickly takes snowshoe hikers from the Titlis valley station up to the start of the snowshoe trail. From the mountain station, the route briefly follows the funicular as far as the well signposted start of the Gerschnialp Trail.
You soon reach the first highpoint on the tour – the Gerschniwald forest, a fairy-tale landscape of snow-bedecked pines and tree stumps. When you reach the edge of the forest at Schlegi, you continue across open ground alongside the Bitzistock. Soon you will see the Untertrübsee restaurant in the distance and know that you are halfway through.
You can take a welcome break in the restaurant, whose meringue with whipped cream is generally regarded a sensation. Once you have warmed up and eaten your fill, you can embark on the return journey. First, the route takes you across a wide meadow with an open view of the surrounding mountains before passing alongside the edge of the forest and heading to the Gerschnialp mountain station, where the funicular will take you back down to the valley.
Please ensure you only hike on the signposted snowshoe trail and not the cross-country ski trails alongside it.
Rent your equipment in the local sports shops.
National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne. Afterwards with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.
From Engelberg station take the free sports bus to the Titlis valley station and from there take the funicular to the starting point of the tour on Gerschnialp.
Gastronomy: Mountain Restaurant Untertrübsee