Thanks to her breathtaking pictures on Instagram, photographer Sylvia Michel and her sheepdog Rasta have become two famous ambassadors for the most beautiful regions of Switzerland. Both recently embarked on a winter hiking tour to Klewenalp with PostBus. The hike to the Stockhütte offers breathtaking views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps of Central Switzerland.
We have put together some impressions of their journey through the unspoilt white winter world to inspire you too.
If you want to follow in Rasta‘s and Sylvia's footsteps, travel as far as Stans, where you change to the PostBus route 311 which will take you comfortably to Beckenried (bus stop Beckenried Post). Then take the cable car up to the starting point. At the top, you can enjoy the magnificent panorama of Lake Lucerne and the Alps of Central Switzerland with the Rigi, the two Mythen and the Fronalpstock peaks.
The rather flat level and not very steep hike, signposted as snowshoe trail WT2, leads steadily downhill from Klewenalp to Stockhütte. Passing the beautiful Klewenalp chapel, the hiking trail leads around the Klewenstock to the mountain restaurant Tannibühl.
Over snow-covered pastures and through spruce forests with views of the Grosser and Kleiner Mythen, the tour now leads down via Ängi (chair lift to Klewen) to the Stockhütte. In the mountain restaurant Stockhütte with its large sun terrace you can enjoy the magnificent panorama with Niederbauen, Oberbauenstock and the two Mythen peaks behind.
Afterwards you take the cable car back from the Stockhütte to Emmetten. From there, the postbus will take you further to Beckenried or Lucerne.
Klewenalp offers you quite a bit more than just winter hiking tours. Skiers, airboarders and snowboarders get their money's worth on the Klewenalp as well, as do snowshoe fans or families who like to go sledging.
A successful tour requires careful planning. Please check the weather and route conditions in advance by consulting the local information points.
By train and bus from Lucerne or Stans
Lucerne train station to Stans train station
In Stans train station change to PostBus route 311 to the Beckenried Post stop.
5 min. on foot to the Klewenalp cable car.
From Lucerne Bahnhofquai departing for instance at 9.12 or 10.12 h in direction of Beckenried. Duration 1 h 24 min.
From the Beckenried pier, 5 min. on foot to the Klewenalp cable car.
Return trip from Emmetten
From Emmetten valley station 2 min. on foot to the PostBus stop Emmetten, Post
With PostBus route 311 to Stans and from there, continue by train to Lucerne.
Find out more about our winter leisure range here.
There is also the Swiss tobogganing paradise for our toboggan fans to discover.
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.
You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.
Route open all year
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.
No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle
Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed
Wheelchair accessibility has to be asked for for the routes in question, tel. +41 58 448 06 22.
Monday to Friday
7.30 a.m.–12 noon and 1.30–5 p.m.