Älggialp Vorder Seefeld

Hiking Trail
11.1 km
Travel time
approx. 3 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Älggialp Vorder Seefeld
Berggasthaus Älggialp
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
Älggialp Vorder Seefeld
Älggi vorderer Seefeld
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
Älggialp Vorder Seefeld
Seefeldsee Älggialp
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
A wonderful circular hike in the heart of Switzerland. The hike leads past the geographical centre, through beautiful forests, to the Seefeldsee lake, where can be fished.

From the Älggi car park, the path leads to the geographical centre of Switzerland. You continue over the Älggiboden, past the Teltiegg towards the Ziflucht. The romantic path continues through the forest to Alp Gschwanten. There you follow the road to Vorder Seefeld. Magnificent views of the Lungern and Bernese Alps invite you to pause a while. From Vorder Seefeld to Sachseln Seefeld, the path climbs only slightly. Along the foot of the Seefeldstöckli, Lake Seefeld comes into view. This glorious mountain lake invites you to circumnavigate it. Depending on where the sun is in the sky, its clear waters reflect the Brünighaupt, the Abgschütz or the Seefeldstöckli.

From the outlet of the lake, the trail leads down to Älggialp. The Melchtal mountains, which boast unusual shapes from this perspective, are worth another look. Why not visit the Berggasthaus Älggialp for something to eat and drink?

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Parkplatz Älggialp
Point of arrival
Parkplatz Älggialp
3 / 6
395 m
395 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September, October
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Grosser Parkplatz auf Älggialp
Arrival / Return journey

Saturday/Sunday and on public holidays there is one-way traffic from Blatten (from midnight), i.e. on the last 5 km.

Ascents at even hours (e.g. 8:00 - 8:40 a.m., you have to be at the top by 9:00 a.m. at the latest)Downhill runs at odd hours (e.g. 9:00 - 9:40, you have to be at Blatten by 10:00 at the latest).

A narrow, well-surfaced mountain road leads from Sachseln to the Aelggialp.The mountain road can be used by minibuses (up to 16 people). The alp is in hibernation from mid-October to June. There is no winter service during this period.

For passenger transport from Sachseln railway station, please contact:Kurt Rohrer - Garage - Hänsigrüt 5 - 6072 SachselnPhone 079 709 54 65 (various minibuses)

Spichtig Paul - Stuckli Taxi - Brünigstr. 211 - 6072 SachselnMobile 079 291 44 44 (up to 4 persons)

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Accessible by bus and train