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Fürstein Langis

Route
Snowshoeing
Length
11.8 km
Travel time
5 h
Tour details
Tour details
Fürstein Langis
Kreuz Schneeschuhtour Seewenseeli
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Fürstein Langis
Kapelle beim Seewenseeli
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Fürstein Langis
Kreuz Schneeschuhtour Seewenseeli
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Fürstein Langis
Kapelle beim Seewenseeli
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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The Fürstein on the border between Cantons Obwalden and Lucerne is a well-known panoramic mountain and destination of scenic hikes in summer and winter.
From the Langis car park, the road to the Glaubenberg pass, which is traffic-free in winter, serves as an ideal access route. This demanding snowshoe tour begins on the left or right of the Rotbach just behind the little restautant at the pass summit in the scattered forest: first briskly up to Alp Rick and from there up the steep summit slope to the cross on the Rickhubel. From there, the trail traces a wide curve on a plateau to the north-east ridge of the Fürstein, which is reached via a short steep flank. The distant views of the alps and as far as the Jura are fantastic. After a short descent of the ridge southwards, a snowy little valley leads to Ober Sewen and the chapel and past the Sewenseeli lake to the saddle between the Sewenegg and Trogenegg. The route is varied on easy slopes and through scattered pine forest back via Schnabel to Langis.

 

Shortened variant without Fürstein

If you do not want to climb all the way to the Fürstein, you can turn left on the plateau and descend directly to Ober Sewen and its chapel.

Technical details

Tour type
Snowshoeing
Starting point
Langis car park
Point of arrival
Langis car park
Difficulty
Difficult
Condition
4 / 6
Ascent
666 m
Descent
666 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, November, December
Safety information
This route is not signposted. Visitors unfamiliar with the area should consider hiring a guide.

Take care in the Glaubenberg area: restrictions due to the military activity are possible, in which case the trail cannot be followed. Consult this live firing schedule before leaving home.

Author’s advice
The restaurant at the pass summit, the Glaubenbergbeizli, serves Obwalden specialities and is open at weekends in winter, weather permitting.
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Good to know

Parking
Der Parkplatz Langis ist kostenpflichtig. Zu beachten ist, dass an Wochenenden bei schönem Wetter der Parkplatz bereits um 10.00 Uhr komplett besetzt ist. Man muss sich also früh auf den Weg machen oder mit dem ÖV anreisen.
Arrival / Return journey
Auf der A2 von Luzern her im Tunnel auf die A8 Richtung Interlaken, Sarnen wechseln und dann die Ausfahrt Sarnen Nord nehmen. Von Sarnen der Beschilderung in Richtung Glaubenbergpass folgen. 
Accessible by bus and train
No
Public transport

Ab Luzern oder Interlaken mit dem Luzern-Interlaken-Express nach Sarnen. Ab Sarnen mit dem Postauto nach Langis. 

Achtung in der Zwischensaison fährt das Postauto nicht bis Langis.