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Hiking from Engelberg via Ober Trüebsee to the Trüebsee

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Village of Engelberg

Engelberg, at a 45 minute train ride from Lucerne, is known as starting point for the rotating cable car to the Titlis.

Relaxed walk from Engelberg to the Trüebsee

This is an easy, varying trail through the valley and along Lake Trüeb.


How to reach Engelberg, and how to find your way on the trail.


Facts Engelberg - Ober Trüebsee - Trüebsee

  • Hiking time: 1h45
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 999 - 1794 m
  • Distance: 6.0 km
  • Terrain: meadow, along lake, valley
  • Region: Lake Lucerne (Central Switzerland)

About the trail

This trail passes through two different landscapes, because you'll be walking at two different altitudes. Section 1, at about 1100 m, is in the valley of Engelberg. Section 2, at almost 1800 m, is on the plateau of the Trüebsee (Lake Trüeb), at the base of the Titlis.

Section 1: the valley

The trail starts in Engelberg, at the valley station of the cable car to the Titlis. You'll gradually ascend as you walk along the edge of the forests. Then, at Unter Trüebsee, you'll reach the little cable car that takes you up to Ober Trüebsee.

Section 2: the plateau

The second section is at the plateau of Ober Trüebsee. The trail is nearly flat here. You'll have wonderful views of the valley of Engelberg, the Titlis, the Wendenstock and many other mountains. The last part of the trail runs along the Trüebsee. Finally you'll reach the cable car station of Trüebsee, where you can either go up to the summit of the Titlis, or down to Engelberg.

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