Leisure, Central Switzerland

The Walen Trail special ticket

On this excursion, benefit from the attractive round-trip ticket on the Zentralbahn, Postbus, Bannalp cable car and Engelberg–Ristis cable car routes.

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Walen Trail with view of Lake Bannalp

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The Walen Trail is one of the most beautiful high-altitude hikes in Switzerland. This unique day tour is quite varied and leads high above the Engelberg Valley from the Brunni to the Bannalp area or in the opposite direction.

A Walen Trail round-trip ticket is available, and is valid on the Zentralbahn, Postbus, Bannalp cable car and Engelberg-Ristis cable car routes.

The Walen Trail round-trip ticket includes

  • PostBus route 331Target not accessible Oberrickenbach-Wolfenschiessen route
  • Wolfenschiessen - Engelberg Zentralbahn rail network
  • Engelberg–Ristis cable car (one-way)
  • Luftseilbahn Chrüzhütte–Fell (Bannalp–Oberrickenbach) (one-way)

Do you use the SBB app or do you have a valid zone ticket from the Passepartout fare network for the Postbus and train route? In that case, you can benefit from the 2-Bergbahnen ticket.

The 2-Bergbahnen ticket includes

  • Engelberg–Ristis cable car
  • Chrüzhütte–Fell cable car (Bannalp–Oberrickenbach)

You can get the round trip ticket and the 2-Bergbahnen ticket directly from the ZentralbahTarget not accessiblen travel centers, from the ticket machines at Wolfenschiessen station, on Postbus route 331Target not accessible Wolfenschiessen-Oberrickenbach and from the Bannalp and Brunni-Bahnen Engelberg AG cable cars or directly online via the ticket shopTarget not accessible.

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The Walen Trail is open from mid-July to the end of October. Please check whether it is open on Walenpfad.chTarget not accessible





with Half Fare Travelcard



(6–15 years old)



GA Travelcard
Bannalp–Oberrickenbach route

please buy separately

with a Junior Travelcard or Children’s Co-Travelcard

Free of charge

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / prices and products are subject to change.

Services not included in the tickets

  • Ristis–Brunnihütte chair lift
  • Single journey with presentation of Walen Trail ticket costs CHF 9.00 per person
  • With the round-trip ticket, the Lucerne-Wolfenschiessen central railway route must be purchased separately


At the beginning and end of this panoramic hike, use the cable cars to Bannalp and from Ristis down to Engelberg. The friendly mountain restaurant on the Alp OberfeldTarget not accessible serves its own products, such as goat’s cheese, meat and yoghurts.

Towards the end of the tour, tired hikers can refresh themselves at the BrunnihütteTarget not accessible. On the “tickle pathTarget not accessible” Kneipp trail around Lake Härzli next to the Brunnihütte SAC, you can treat yourself to a well-earned refreshment. Once you have recovered a bit and regained your strength, the final descent to Ristis begins (chairlift is an alternative). The cable car takes you to Engelberg.


3 hrs 50 min.

Difficulty level



11.2 km

Altitude difference

+561 m / -671 m

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