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Over the Schlierengrat

Route
Snowshoeing
Length
10.0 km
Travel time
4 h
Tour details
Tour details
Over the Schlierengrat
Schneeschuhtour Schlierengrat Wegmarkierung
Photo: Urs Wallimann, Obwaldner Wanderwege OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Over the Schlierengrat
Schlierengrat Schneeschuhläufer mit Winterlandschaft
Photo: Urs Wallimann, Obwaldner Wanderwege OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Over the Schlierengrat
Schneeschuhtour Schlierengrat Wegmarkierung
Photo: Urs Wallimann, Obwaldner Wanderwege OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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At the Berghotel Langis, the winter footpath, lined with lampposts, leads to Schwendi-Kaltbad. Here, spa guests in the 17th century used to draw strength from the ferruginous mineral spring contained in wooden vats until the spa house burnt down in 1970. Today, the place is a wonderful playground for families and children as well as keen cross-country skiers and biathlon athletes. The Schlierengrat is reached from there, westwards past the Andresen refuge through the forest and up to the Bärnerstig.

This ridge hike passes through gnarled old pines to Point 1718, where the trail branches off to Rorersmatt. From the ridge down to the alp, you must not leave the marked trail out of respect for the wildlife; instead, you can admire the tracks of chamois, deer, foxes, hares and, possibly, wolves. In the forest clearings, the path offers views of Lake Lucerne with the Pilatus, Rigi and Stanserhorn. On the bench in front of the alp hut, a breather is called for to enjoy the views over the Grosse Schlieren valley in absolute silence.

From there the trail turns southwards again to the little road into the Untere Schlieren valley. For a while, you share the way back with cross-country skiers up to the Oberschlieren valley, where the snowshoe trail leads down to the Schliere and meanders along it back to Schwendi Kaltbad and the Langis.

Technical details

Tour type
Snowshoeing
Starting point
Langis car park
Point of arrival
Langis car park
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
3 / 6
Ascent
420 m
Descent
420 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, December
Safety information
This route is not signposted. Visitors unfamiliar with the area should consider hiring a guide.
Author’s advice
In both the Bergrestaurant Schwendi-Kaltbad and the Berghotel Langis you can enjoy a well-deserved evening meal after your exertions.
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Good to know

Parking
Der Parkplatz Langis ist im Winter 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 Interlaken via Brünig auf der A8 bis zur Ausfahrt Sarnen Nord.

Von Sarnen weiter in Richtung Glaubenbergpass.

Accessible by bus and train
No
Public transport

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

Das Postauto fährt nur von ca. Mitte Dezember bis ca Mitte April. Prüfen Sie die Verbindungen unter www.postauto.ch