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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.

Round tour Musenalp

Hiking Trail
7.4 km
Travel time
approx. 1 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Round tour Musenalp
Blick Richtung Musenalp
Photo: Beat Brechbühl, Nidwalden Tourismus
Round tour Musenalp
Cableway Dallenwil-Niederrickenbach
Photo: Hampi Krähenbühl, Nidwalden Tourismus
Round tour Musenalp
Cableway to Musenalp
Photo: Beat Brechbühl, Nidwalden Tourismus
Niederrickenbach – Musenalp – Ahorn – Niederrickenbach
A round trip on the plateau of Musenalp and descent to the monastery village of Maria Rickenbach (Niederrickenbach).

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Point of arrival
2 / 6
5 m
600 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September, October
The monastery village of Maria Rickenbach (Niederrickenbach) can only be reached by cable car from Dallenwil. From there you can continue with an airy ride with the cable car to the Musenalp. On the sunny terrace of the Musenalp Alpbeizli you can enjoy drinks and simple dishes such as the famous "Bratkäseschnitte". We then hike over alpine pastures to Unter Musenalp, from where you could get to Bärenfallen and Klewenalp. But we go to the right and descend on the mountain path between the rocks to "Marchboden" and "Alp Ahorn". On the small road we return to the monastery village. At the Pilgerhaus we take a seat in the cozy restaurant and drink a monastery tea.
The time and height details consider the use of the cable cars (absolute walking time)
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Good to know

Sufficient parking available.
Arrival / Return journey
A2 from Lucerne direction Gotthard until exit Stans-Süd. 3.5 kilometers in the direction of Engelberg, after Dallenwil turn left at the signpost to the valley station of the cable car Dallenwil-Niederrickenbach.
Accessible by bus and train
Public transport
By train (Zentralbahn) from Lucerne to the direction Engelberg to stop Niederrickenbach Station (stop on request).
Further information & links
More information:

Nidwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 2
6370 Stans
+41 (0)41 610 88 33

More hiking trails:  nidwalden.com/hiking