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Pirmin circuit Langis

Route
Cross-Country Skiing
Length
5.9 km
Travel time
approx. 2 h
Tour details
Tour details
Pirmin circuit Langis
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
Pirmin circuit Langis
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
Pirmin circuit Langis
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
Pirmin circuit Langis
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
Pirmin circuit Langis
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
Pirmin circuit Langis
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
Pirmin circuit Langis
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
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Get that Scandinavian feeling in the middle of Switzerland: the cross-country circuit in the Langis area meanders through the Schlieren through a high moor landscape featuring birch trees, mountain pines and meadows. Spa guests once enjoyed healing mud and sulphur baths here in a dignified atmosphere.
The plateau of the Schlieren valley is an insider tip for nature lovers: the Langis area is accessible by PostBus from Sarnen and offers around 50 kilometres of groomed cross-country ski circuits. It is located right at the top of the Glaubenberg pass, which leads into the Entlebuch. Skiers can reach the starting points of all the circuits from the Langis car park about 300 metres away. Once you have mastered the 20-metre ascent, the skiing area is all yours. Towards the top, the mountain range is dominated by the Titlis, Hochstollen and Wetterhörner.

The first half of the Pirmin circuit heading towards Fröschenseeli is quite flat and crosses lightly wooded terrain. First past the Andresen hut, it heads towards Schwendi-Kaltbad with its Mother of God chapel. This is a reminder of the "cold bath in the Schwendi": at the beginning of the 17th century, a shepherd boy is said to have seen here how a limping deer dipped its leg into the water and pulled it out again in good health. Over the years, a well-known health resort developed, attracting more and more people hoping to find healing in the iron-rich waters. The renowned spa hotel burnt down in 1970. An outbuilding was then converted into a restaurant in the style of a Canadian log cabin.

But before we have earned a break, the circuit makes three more loops in the terrain and then crosses the Schliere. An ascent follows, then a leisurely section, optionally with a stop for refreshments in Schwendi-Kaltbad. After that, there are still a good two kilometres to cover to the finish.

Technical details

Tour type
Cross-Country Skiing
Difficulty
Difficult
Condition
5 / 6
Ascent
62 m
Descent
62 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, December
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Good to know

Parking

Es steht ein kostenpflichtiger Parkplatz zur Verfügung. 

Bei schönem Wetter an Wochenenden kann es sein, dass der Parkplatz bereits um 10.00 Uhr besetzt ist.

Arrival / Return journey
Von Luzern/ Interlaken auf der A8 die Ausfahrt Sarnen Nord benützen. Von Sarnen her der Beschilderung Richtung Glaubenbergpass folgen.
Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport

Mit dem Zug der Zentralbahn von Luzern/ Interlaken bis nach Sarnen und von dort mit dem Postauto ins Langis.

Busfahrplan

Further information & links
Winter season:
The winter season usually lasts from the end of November to the end of April

Snow report:
Up-to-date information on snow conditions can be obtained daily by calling +41 (0)41 675 11 46.

Signposting:
All cross-country ski circuits are shown on an overview board in the start/finish area. The Fröschenseeli circuit is clearly marked in the terrain.

Ski rental and circuit pass:
Information on the local cross-country ski pass, rental of skiing equipment and changing/showering facilities can be found on the Loipe Langis website.