Circular hike Glaubenberg over the Fürstein

Hike between Waldemme and Lake Sarnen

The Fürstein mountain hike leads through the fantastic landscapes of the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch and Obwalden. It starts and ends on the Glaubenberg pass. During the summer months, the journey can be made by postbus. From 13 June to 1 November, the postbus will operate four times on weekends and public holidays and twice from Entlebuch over the Glaubenberg pass to Langis from Monday to Friday. Those arriving from Sarnen can change buses in Langis and thus also reach the Glaubenberg.

Every step forward is worth the effort on the ascent of the 2040-metre-high Fürstein. It is counted among the best known panoramic mountains as the highest peak between Waldemme and Lake Sarnen. On reaching the summit you’re rewarded with sweeping views extending from the Pilatus, direction northeast, to the Bernese Alps, direction southwest.

Breathtakingly beautiful! By the parking lot on the Glaubenberg pass (PostBus stop Glaubenberg Passhöhe), you set off on a tarmac and gravel path directly behind the restaurant. After barely five minutes on foot and just before the sharp right-hand bend in the road, the trail branches off into the forest. Now you begin the ascent to the ridge and then continue the hike over the Rickhubel to Fürstein. The descent leads to Sewenseeli (with an inviting bench to sit, rest and ponder in front of the chapel), then over alpine meadows and back to your starting point.

Highlights

  • Fabulous hiking tour with great panoramic views
  • Idyllic Seewen lake with picnic areas 
  • You hike through the magnificent landscapes of the Entlebuch.  In 2001 this unique region was declared the first biosphere reserve in Switzerland by UNESCO. The Biosphere Entlebuch is a moor and karst landscape with a unique flora and fauna. 

Journey Details

Duration 4 hours 30 min
Difficulty medium
Distance 10.7 Kilometres
Altitude difference 605 Metres
Arrival PostBus route 232 from Entlebuch to bus stop Glaubenberg, Passhöhe PostBus route 344 from Sarnen to bus stop Langis and start of the hike, or change to route 232 and continue to bus stop Glaubenberg, Passhöhe

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.
 
Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Download the PostBus timetable route 60.232 Entlebuch-Glaubenberg Passhöhe – Langis

Route open all year

Reservations

For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required on the previous day until 16.00 h at the latest. Tel. +41 58 448 06 22.

Reservations for individual travelers (1-9 persons) are not accepted. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. 

Bicycle transport

Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
You can find more information at Biking and Postbus.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed

Special comments:
Reservations via tel. +41 58 448 06 22

Contact

Address

UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
Biosphärenzentrum
Chlosterbüel 28
6170 Schüpfheim
Switzerland