Alpine Cheese Trail Untertrübsee/Gerschnialp section

Thematic Trail
8.5 km
Travel time
approx. 3 h
Tour details
Tour details
Alpine Cheese Trail Untertrübsee/Gerschnialp section
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Alpine Cheese Trail Untertrübsee/Gerschnialp section
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Short, easy to walk, varied, and with plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat – the Alpine Cheese Trail section to Untertrübsee/Gerschnialp is great for families with children.

From the start point at Engelberg Abbey’s artisan cheese dairy, you walk straight ahead towards Bänklialp. After you cross the bridge, turn right and follow the Aa river to the valley station of the Titlisbahnen. The funicular railway is a quick and easy way for families with young children to cover the ascent up to Gerschnialp. Once you’ve arrived at the top, walk through the woods and across a meadow to the Untertrübsee restaurant, which serves fine Swiss cuisine. After a few metres’ walk along the tarmac road, the Untertrübsee cheese dairy will come into view on the left-hand side. From there, you take the same route back, but when the road forks by the woods don’t take the path back down to the valley station – instead, cross the meadow underneath the Engelberg-Trübsee-Stand aerial cableway and keep walking until you reach the Gerschnialp dairy. After that it’s just a short walk to the Gerschnialp restaurant, which also serves fine Swiss cuisine. You can then head down the hill on the right through the Gerschniwald woods and towards Engelberg, emerging from the woods at the Bänklialp.

Please note that depending on weather conditions (snow conditions) not all alpine cheese dairies are occupied in June.

Technical details

Tour type
Thematic Trail
Starting point
Schaukäserei Kloster Engelberg
Point of arrival
Schaukäserei Kloster Engelberg
2 / 6
412 m
412 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September, October
Schaukäserei Kloster Engelberg-Talstation Titlis-Gerschni-Untertrübsee-Alpkäserei Untertrübsee-Alpkäserei Gerschnialp-Ritz-Bänkllialp-Schaukäserei Kloster Engelberg
Festes Schuhwerk und Regenjacke
Author’s advice
Speed up the journey by hiring scooters from the Untertrübsee restaurant or the Gerschnialp station and whizzing back down to Engelberg.
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Parkplätze stehen in Engelberg kostenpflichtig zur Verfügung.


Arrival / Return journey
Mit dem Auto fahren Sie auf der A2 (Basel-Gotthard) bis Stans Süd, dann auf der Hauptstrasse 20 km nach Engelberg. Engelberg liegt 30 Minuten von Luzern, 1 Stunde und 15 Minuten von Basel, Zürich oder Bern. 
Accessible by bus and train
Public transport
Nationale und internationale Verbindungen (ab Zürich Flughafen Verbindungen im Halbstundentakt mit ca. 1h Fahrzeit) bis Luzern. Danach mit der Zentralbahn in 43 Minuten durch eine abwechslungsreiche Landschaft und Schluchten hinauf nach Engelberg.
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