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Route
Hiking Trail
Length
9.1 km
Travel time
approx. 3 h
Tour details
Tour details
Around Lake Alpnach
Steg mit traumhafter Aussicht, Alpnachstad
Photo: Christina Bucher, Nidwalden Tourismus
Around Lake Alpnach
Städerried in Alpnachstad - Naturschutzgebiet
Photo: Christina Bucher, Nidwalden Tourismus
Around Lake Alpnach
Wanderung mit Blick auf den Alpnachersee (Teil vom Vierwaldstättersee)
Photo: Christina Bucher, Nidwalden Tourismus
Around Lake Alpnach
Panorama in Oberrüti, Blick auf den Alpnachersee
Photo: Christina Bucher, Nidwalden Tourismus
Around Lake Alpnach
Aussicht auf Stansstad
Photo: Christina Bucher, Nidwalden Tourismus
Around Lake Alpnach
Wanderweg durch Wiese, Ennetmoos
Photo: Christina Bucher, Nidwalden Tourismus
Around Lake Alpnach
Tunnel in der Rotzschlucht
Photo: Christina Bucher, Nidwalden Tourismus
Around Lake Alpnach
Stansstad
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Nidwalden Tourismus
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Stansstad – Rotzschlucht – Alpnachstad – Stansstad
The circumnavigating Lake Alpnach can be done at almost any time of year. An easy but very beautiful hike.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Stansstad railway or ship station
Point of arrival
Stansstad railway or ship station
Difficulty
Easy
Condition
1 / 6
Ascent
286 m
Descent
285 m
Best Time of Year
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Directions
From Stansstad bay, the trail goes through the impressive "Rotzschlucht" (gorge) up to Betti. Then the path runs on a field path north past the Drachenflue to Vorderrüti. Then follows the descent to Eichiried. At the end it goes through the nature reserve with reed-covered bays (orientation signs) to Alpnachstad train station. From there you can take the train back to Stansstad and treat yourself to a fine dessert at the Hotel & Restaurant zum Beck in Stansstad.
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Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport
By train or ship to Stansstad.
Further information & links
More information:

Nidwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 2
6370 Stans
+41 (0)41 610 88 33
infonidwalden.com
www.nidwalden.com

More hiking trails:  nidwalden.com/hiking