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, it is also possible to get there by public transport. Until 20 October, postbuses run four times on weekends and public holidays from Entlebuch via the Glaubenberg pass to Langis. Passengers arriving from Sarnen can change buses in Langis and thereby also have the possibility to get to 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 a barely five-minute walk, before the sharp right turn in the road, the trail then branches off into the forest. The ridge climb now begins - continuing with a hike via Rickhubel to the 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.
The hike takes approx. 5 hours over a distance of 11 km.
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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.
Route open all year
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Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed
Reservations via tel. +41 58 448 06 22
Hasle Heiligkreuz Tourismus
6166 Hasle LU
Telephone+41 79 796 80 40
UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
Telephone+41 41 485 88 50
The Kneipp facility by Schwandalpweiher supports relaxation and wellbeing courtesy of the Genossenschaft Flühli-Wasser association, who established it back in 2003. The facility, built with native materials, offers diverse possibilities to reap the benefits of pure and natural water.
c/o Sörenberg Tourism
Telephone+41 41 488 11 85
Fax+41 41 488 24 85
This adventurous path leads over Glaubenbielen Pass via the Fuonalp to Giswil. And take a turn at the Fuonalp towards the homely little restaurant and alpine cheese dairy, where you can get a taste of the Älplermagronen speciality and homemade cheeses. A «Cheli» (coffee with schnaps) goes down a treat as well!
Telephone Fluonalp+41 41 675 26 59
Mobile Fluonalp+41 79 643 53 14
Fax+41 79 260 12 85
Telephone Private (wintertime)+41 41 675 11 41
An extensive natural underground tunnel system is discovered beneath the limestone deposits of the Schrattenfluh, which can be visited. And the region in general, with its moorlands and mountain backdrop, is a paradise for ski tours, hikes and mountain bike fans.
Sörenberg Flühli Tourism
Hotel Landgasthof Kemmeriboden-Bad
CH - 6197 Schangnau
Telephone+41 34 493 77 77
The Entlebuch Biosphere is a made up of moorlands and rugged limestone landscapes and has its own unique plant and animal world. It’s characterised by great diversity on a small area – offering you a wide variety of activities in the mountains and on the water.
UNESCO Entlebuch Biosphere
Telephone+41 41 485 88 50
Fax+41 41 485 88 51