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Panoramaweg Rigidalalp

Route
Winter Hiking
Length
3.1 km
Travel time
1 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Panoramaweg Rigidalalp
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On the Ristis – Rigidalalp – Brunnihütte Panorama Trail you can enjoy a wonderful winter walk on Engelberg’s sunny side with delightful views of the Titlis and the Hahnen.
The free bus service takes you from Engelberg railway station to the Brunni valley station, where you can catch the Brunni cable car up to Ristis. This is where the Panorama Trail begins. The well-groomed winter hiking trail takes you on a gentle uphill gradient towards the Rigidalalp, with breath-taking views all the way. In good weather, the Hahnen is particularly photogenic. After half an hour’s walk, you should reach the pub and café Bergbeizli Rigidalalp. Once you’ve feasted your belly on tempting treats and your eyes on the views, you will have the energy to tackle the upward climb to the SAC Brunni mountain hut. After crossing the ski slope, your goal will be within eyeshot. The hut has a large terrace that is a great place for tired but happy hikers to relax and enjoy the sunshine. Your day of hiking thus comes to a fitting close with a good cup of coffee (with alcohol if you like) and a view of the Titlis.

Technical details

Tour type
Winter Hiking
Starting point
Ristis mountain station
Point of arrival
Brunnihütte SAC
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
4 / 6
Ascent
265 m
Descent
3 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Directions
Ristis-Rigalalp-Brunnihütte
Safety information

When planning, please note the winter sports report which states whether the winter hiking trails are prepared and open.

Equipment
High and firm hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothes, sun protection, hiking poles are advantageous.
Author’s advice
If you prefer to go downhill, take the chairlift from Ristis to the Brunnihütte and start the Panoramaweg there.
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Good to know

Parking
Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.
Arrival / Return journey
By car you drive on the A2 (Basel-Gotthard) to Stans Süd, then on the main road 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is 30 minutes from Lucerne, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Basel, Zurich or Bern.
Accessible by bus and train
No
Public transport

National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne. Afterwards with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.

From Engelberg station, the free sports bus takes you directly to the valley station of the Brunni lifts.

Further information & links

Prices cableway

Panoramic map

Timetable cableway

Winter sports report

Gastronomy:

Berglodge Ristis

Älplerbeizli Rigidal

Brunnihütte SAC