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Two-day hike Pilatus - Turren

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
43.2 km
Travel time
14 h
Two-day hike Pilatus - Turren
Wanderung Pilatus
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Two-day hike Pilatus - Turren
Moorlandschaft Langis
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Two-day hike Pilatus - Turren
Moorlandschaft Langis
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Two-day hike Pilatus - Turren
Pilatus Kulm
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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Offering fantastic views of countless Alpine peaks as it leads from the Pilatus via the Langis-Glaubenberg moorland to Turren, this high-level route takes two days to complete
Day 1

 

The summit of the Pilatus, a 2132-metre-high panoramic mountain and spectacular starting point of the Obwalden high-level trail, is reached using the world's steepest cogwheel railway from Alpnachstad or the aerial cableway from Kriens. The views extends far down to Lake Lucerne and over countless alpine peaks. Alternating between fir forests and alp meadows, the path follows secluded paths right through the middle of the wonderful Langis-Glaubenberg moorland landscape. The Berghotel Langis or Schwendi-Kaltbad mountain restaurant are ideally placed for refreshments and overnight stays.

Day 2

The tasty hearty fare from the alp fortifies you in readiness for traversing the Glaubenbielen Pass to the Lungern-Schönbüel with its panoramic views. More phenomenal views can be expected over Chringen to the Dundelegg. The last part of the two-day hike is then tackled with the descent to Turren. The Turren aerial cableway is a handy way of going back down to Lungern in the valley.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Pilatus Kulm
Point of arrival
Turren
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
4 / 6
Ascent
1611 m
Descent
2168 m
Best Time of Year
July, August, September, October
Directions
Pilatus Klum - Langis - Turren - Lungern
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Good to know

Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport
From Lucerne by train to Alpanchstad, then the world's steepest cogwheel railway up the Pilatus. Lungern has connections to Lucerne and Interlaken.
Further information & links
Zentralbahn railway connections in Lungern.

Lungern - Lucerne in 50 min.

Lungern - Interlaken in 60 min.