Central Switzerland

Glaubenberg circular hike over the Fürstein

The mountain hike up to the Fürstein takes you through the fantastic landscapes of the UNESCO Entlebuch Biosphere Reserve and Obwalden. The circular hike begins and ends at the top of the Glaubenberg Pass.

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View from the Fürstein over the Alps towards Lake Sarnen in autumnal morning light. @ UNESCO Entlebuch Biosphere Reserve

Switzerland’s largest moorland landscape lies between Entlebuch and Lakes Lungern and Sarnen. It is known for its many moors, wooded areas and Alpine meadows.

The famous mountain of Fürstein, which is located on the border between the Cantons of Obwalden and Lucerne and offers panoramic views, can be reached via a hike full of attractive landscapes. The vista from the Fürstein over the Alps and as far as the Jura Mountains is truly fantastic.


24 hiking options in the Glaubenberg region

A wide variety of exciting hiking routesTarget not accessible await you – from easy and relaxed to athletic and ambitious.

Lake Sewenseeli

A real hidden gem is Lake SewenseeliTarget not accessible on the Glaubenberg, where you can stop to admire the chapel.

Moorbäer educational trail

Discover the unique flora and fauna on this educational trailTarget not accessible, which takes around 1 to 2.5 hours to complete. The best view of the moor can be found from the Bärenturm tower, situated among spruce trees.

Glaubenberg hiking experience video without spoken text

From the beginning of May to the end of October, PostBus (route 60.232Target not accessible) runs from Entlebuch over the Glaubenberg Pass to Langis five times a day on weekends and public holidays and twice a day on Mondays to Fridays. Alternatively, you can reach the Glaubenberg from Sarnen, travelling via Langis.

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Hike to the Fürstein

The hike starts at the PostBus stop “Glaubenberg, Passhöhe”, right behind the restaurant along the tarmac/gravel road. After a five-minute walk, the trail branches off left into the forest (as indicated by a sign). This is followed by an uphill walk through the forest and over the ridge towards Rickhubel and the Fürstein. You will then head downhill across Alpine meadows to Lake Sewenseeli and back to the starting point.

The hike requires good basic fitness, as the ascent to the Fürstein is very steep in places. Good hiking equipment is highly recommended.


4 hrs 50 mins

Difficulty level



10.7 km

Altitude difference

+ 605 m / – 605 m

Outward journey

Take the Postbus from Entlebuch railway station to Glaubenberg, Passhöhe.

Return journey

Take the Postbus from Glaubenberg, Passhöhe to Entlebuch railway station.

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