Mountain tour over Brisen

Hiking Trail
13.8 km
Travel time
approx. 6 h
Tour details
Tour details
Mountain tour over Brisen
On the way to Niederrickenbach
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Nidwalden Tourismus
Mountain tour over Brisen
Richtung Glattgrat
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Nidwalden Tourismus
Mountain tour over Brisen
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Nidwalden Tourismus
Niederrickenbach - Alpboden - Haldigrat - Brisen - Glattgrat - Brisenhaus - Niederrickenbach
On the way from Niederrickenbach to Alpboden the Mount Brisen seems majestic. The Alpboden - Haldigrat chairlift saves you 700 metres in altitude and the twelve minutes on the chair lift give you time to slowly get closer to the mountain. On the Haldigrat we meet Kurt, who has been operating "his chairlift" and the mountain restaurant here for almost 20 years.

Info: Only for those who are free from vertigo

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Point of arrival
5 / 6
1252 m
1252 m
Best Time of Year
May, June, July, August, September, October
The cable car Dallenwil-Niederrickenbach takes us to the starting point of the hike. From Niederrickenbach to Alpboden it takes about 30 minutes. Afterwards we walk 700 metres up to the Haldigrat. If you like, you can take the chairlift Alpboden - Haldigrat. From the Haldigrat mountain station everything goes over the ridge, at the top somewhat slippery to the 2403m high mount Brisen. The panoramic view is brilliant! Attention when descending on the south side of the Brisen and via Steinalper Jochli / Schuenegg. Over the Glattgrat and descent we reach the Brisenhaus, where we can spend the night. After that we return to Niederrickenbach.
Safety information
Only for those who are free from vertigo
Author’s advice
Lohnenswerte weitere Besteigungen für Sportliche sind auf dieser Zweitagestour der Oberbauenstock (2117m) und der Niederbauen (1923m). Von der Niederbauenalp ist es gar nicht weit zum Hundschopf, einem unerwarteten und eindrücklichen Aussichtspunkt über dem Urnersee.
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Good to know

Accessible by bus and train
Public transport
Anreise mit der Bahn, dem Auto, zu Fuß oder mit dem Rad
Further information & links
Worthwhile further ascents on this two-day tour are the Oberbauenstock (2117m) and the Niederbauen (1923m). From Niederbauenalp it is not far to Hundschopf, an unexpected and impressive vantage point over the Lake of Uri.