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General notice

Dear guests and visitors
Due to the weather situation there is a great danger of avalanches in Nidwalden.
Please check the current snow and avalanche situation in advance.


Hiking Trail
11.2 km
Travel time
4 h
Tour details
Tour details
(Oberrickenbach –) Bannalp – Alp Oberfeld – Walegg – Brunni – Ristis (– Engelberg)
At the beginning and end of this panoramic hike we take the cable car to Bannalp or from Ristis down to Engelberg. But not all differences in altitude have been overcome yet: 561 metres of ascent and 671 metres of descent have to be mastered on the well-secured mountain path - a unique alpine experience for (almost) everyone.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Bannalp (Oberrickenbach)
Point of arrival
Ristis (Engelberg)
4 / 6
561 m
671 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September, October
At the beginning and end of this panoramic hike we take the cable cars to Bannalp or from Ristis down to Engelberg.  On the Alp Oberfeld, in the friendly "Bergbeizli", own products such as goat cheese, meat and yoghurts are served. And towards the end of the tour, tired hikers can enjoy a meal in the Brunnihütte. On the Kneipp path "Kitzelpfad" around the Härzlisee lake, you wade - alternately in the water and on the shore - on bog, gravel, wood chips and stones and enjoy the tingling feeling of natural relaxation. A short descent to Ristis follows (chairlift as an alternative). The cable car takes us to Engelberg.
Author’s advice

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Accessible by bus and train
Further information & links

Für touristische Auskünfte:

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

Weitere Touren auf nidwalden.com/wandern