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Dear guests and visitors
Due to construction works, the railroad line between Stansstad and Engelberg will be closed from 22 March to 18 April 2021. Rail replacement buses will operate.

Walen Path

Hiking Trail
10.6 km
Travel time
Tour details
Tour details
Walen Path
Photo: Outdooractive Redaktion
Walen Path
Kitzelpfad beim Härzlisee
Photo: Outdooractive Redaktion
Walen Path
Photo: Outdooractive Redaktion
The Walen Path is a unique hiking trail leading from the Brunni region to the Bannalp region (above Wolfenschiessen).

This trail starts at Ristis. Families with children love it here. Between the summer toboggan run and the Ristis mountain restaurant, there's a huge playground. The theme is «Hop, Jump, Swing and Have Fun» - and there are plenty of toys to help kids do just that.

Up in the hills of Walen there's a large grill station with a great view of the midlands. Other highlights include a visit to Ziegenalp Oberdorf and the barefoot trail around Lake Härzli. On the three paths around the lake you can see all sorts of medicinal herbs.

The destination of the trail - Bannalp - is one of Nidwalden's treasures. This family-friendly hiking area and its mountain lake are embedded in a high valley that impresses with its powerful pre-alpine mountains. Grill stations with firewood make it easy to have a BBQ near Lake Bannalp.

For hiking, follow the logo on the yellow signposts.

See also
Obwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 1
CH - 6060 Sarnen
Tel: +41 (0)41 666 50 40
Fax: +41 (0)41 666 50 45
E-Mail: info@obwalden-tourismus.ch
Internet: www.obwalden-tourismus.ch

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Oberrickenbach, Ristis
4 / 6
720 m
720 m
Ristis - Ober Ristis - Brunnihütte (Härzlisee) - Sädelegg - Walenalp - Walegg - Oberfeld - Bannalp
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