In the witches' paradise – Wirzweli/Wiesenberg




10.54 km long
round trip
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
  • 03:30 h
  • 440 m
  • 671 m
  • 1,006 m
  • 1,579 m
  • 573 m
  • 10.54 km
  • start: Wirzweli, upper terminus
  • destination: Wiesenberg, upper terminus
(Dallenwil –) Wirzweli – Gummenalp – Ächerli – Ober Holzwang – Wiesenberg (–Dallenwil)

Two aerial cableways travel between Dallenwil and the Wirzweli area south of the Stanserhorn. Anyone wanting a Sunday brunch should make a beeline for the Alpenrestaurant Wirzweli, which is next to the upper cableway terminus: it's a great opportunity to fortify yourself with fruity, savoury and warm fare from the buffet before setting off on a walk. So let's go! A panoramic hike of almost three hours starts at Wiesenberg (Gummenalp) and takes you via Ächerli over to the Wiesenberg upper terminus. Children love climbing the Witches' Trail to the Gummenalp, but then they may be too tired for the subsequent hike. So instead, you could take the gondola cableway up to the Gummenalp. To return to the Engelberg valley, take the aerial cableway from Wiesenberg to Dallenwil.


Best season

depending on the weather


From Dallenwil, take the dual-cabin aerial cableway to Wirzweli. The aerial cableway between Eggwald and Gummenalp is faster than walking up. Starting at the restaurant at Gummenalp, the route leads to Ächerli via Ronenhütte and Dürrenboden with no great ups or downs. It's worth taking the detour to St. Barbara's chapel. From Ober Holzwang, you pass through meadows to Unter Holzwang and on to Wiesenberg with its vintage chairlift to Dallenwil, which goes past the pilgrimage chapel.

Tour information

  • Loop Road


Eine gute Ausrüstung mit Wanderschuhen und der Witterung angepasster Kleidung ist empfohlen. 


Dallenwil, station

Grosser gebührenpflichtiger Parkpltz bei der Talstation

Zentralbahn railway to Dallenwil

Additional information

More information:

Nidwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 2
6370 Stans
+41 41 610 88 33
[email protected]

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Why not end your Sunday brunch with a puff pastry witch's hat , which has an apple filling and is made on the premises at the restaurant Wirzweli.


Getting there
In the witches' paradise – Wirzweli/Wiesenberg
6383 Dallenwil