Central Switzerland

Melchsee-Frutt route

On the Melchsee-Frutt route, you can enjoy a journey from Sarnen to the Stöckalp through Kerns and the wild, romantic Melch Valley. At Melchsee-Frutt, you will discover a picturesque high valley located at 1,920 metres above sea level. The region is a family-friendly area for excursions in both summer and winter and is situated by the deep-blue Lake Melch.

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View over Sarnen towards Sachseln. Lake Sarnen can be seen in the background.

The Melch Valley, sandwiched between Lakes Lucerne and Sarnen, extends in a southerly direction from the town of Kerns. It ends at the Stöckalp, at the farthest end of the valley.
There’s so much to discover on the journey from Sarnen to the Stöckalp! Numerous leisure activities, historic buildings and pilgrimage churches, and an eventful sports area await you at Melchsee-Frutt. Whether you’re visiting in summer or winter, an athlete or a leisure seeker, there’s something for everyone.


Melchsee-Frutt as your starting point for hikes

If you hike in the summer, you’ll discover magnificent viewing points, deep-blue mountain lakes and unique plant life on Melchsee-Frutt.

(Ice) fishing in three mountain lakes

Enjoy the peace and quiet of nature on the plateau while (ice) fishing in one of the three mountain lakes. Put your fishing skills to the test and cast your bait.

Frutt train on Melchsee-Frutt

In the summer, you can take the popular scenic train to ride conveniently from Melchsee-Frutt to Tannalp, passing Lake Melch and Lake Tannen.

The longest sledge run in Central Switzerland

The eight-kilometre sledge run from Melchsee-Frutt to the Stöckalp is a fantastic experience for visitors of all ages. Enjoy a fast-paced sledge ride with an altitude difference of almost 1,000 metres during the day or when there’s a full moon.

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