Zwergenweg auf dem Sonnenberg

Thematic Trail
2.7 km
Travel time
1 h
Sprechende Lärche am Zwergenweg
Photo: Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Sonnenzwerg Talstation Sonnenbergbahn
Photo: Luzern Tourismus AG, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Sonnenbergbahn Kriens-Sonnenberg
Photo: Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Figuren aus dem Zwergenbuch entlang des Weges
Photo: Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Spielplatz Sonnenberg
Photo: Luzern Tourismus AG, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Based on an illustrated children's book, the Zwergenweg (Dwarf Trail) invites you to visit the Sonnenberg and treat nature with respect.
The adventure featuring the sun dwarf starts at the lower terminus of the 100-plus year-old funicular railway. The bumpy 8-minute ride up the Sonnenberg is an experience in itself for adults as well as for children (up to the age of 16, who travel free when accompanied by an adult), for along the line you discover various figures in the forest that feature in the story.

On the Sonnenberg itself, the trail takes you to places featured in the book: follow the "Zwergenweg" signs via the Kreuzhöhe, past the Forsthütte down into the Wolfsschlucht, from there via Otto-Eder-Platz back to the upper terminus.

Technical details

Tour type
Thematic Trail
Starting point
Sonnenberg funicular upper terminus
Point of arrival
Sonnenberg funicular upper terminus
1 / 6
123 m
118 m
Best Time of Year
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Safety information
The trail is pushchair friendly apart from the access to the Wolfsschluch, due to the many steps; the passage through the gorge is ok in parts. Pushchair friendly paths are otherwise available all over the Sonnenberg.
Author’s advice
  • The illustrated  children's book "Der Sonnenzwerg und s blaue Bähnli" is available here: www.sonnenzwerg.ch
  • The playground on the Sonnenberg is shaded from the sun in the forest
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