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Alpine flower trail

Thematic Trail
5.5 km
Travel time
Tour details
Tour details
Alpine flower trail
Bergblumenpfad Trübsee
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Alpine flower trail
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Alpine flower trail
Trübsee Engelberg
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Unbekannt
This themed trail combines the two alpine flower trails.
The mountain plants are exposed to the extreme living conditions in the alpine mountain environment. At the higher altitudes, the summer is very short and the plants have little time to bloom. On the created mountain flower trails on Gerschnialp and Trübsee the visitor learns in an uncomplicated way about different mountain flower species and their living conditions. Surrounded by an impressive alpine mountain and glacier world, the hiker can learn about the mountain flowers that have settled in our area by means of yellow panels.

Technical details

Tour type
Thematic Trail
Starting point
Station Gerschnialp
Point of arrival
Trübsee middle station
2 / 6
594 m
66 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September

The mountain flower trail Gerschnialp leads from the station Gerschnialp to Untertrübsee. From there you have the possibility to take the cable car "Älplerseil" up to Obertrübsee or there is also a hiking trail that leads from Untertrübsee to Obertrübsee. On the mountain flower path Trübsee you hike from Obertrübsee leisurely along the lake to the middle station Trübsee.


On the mountain flower path Gerschnialp you have the possibility to eat in the restaurant Untertrübsee. On the Bergblumenpfad Trübsee there are various barbecue areas with wood along the lake or in the Berghotel restaurant there are many delicacies to try.


Sporty footwear
Author’s advice
 Each flower board features a 9-digit code. An information sheet explaining these codes is available on the sign index.
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Good to know


Parking spaces are available at the TITLIS cable car for a fee. 

Current parking situation

Arrival / Return journey
By car, take the A2 (Basel-Gotthard) to Stans Süd, then take the main road 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is 30 minutes from Lucerne, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Basel, Zurich or Bern.
Accessible by bus and train
Public transport
National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne. Then with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.
Further information & links

The mountain flower trails do not necessarily have to be combined. It is also possible to hike only the theme trail on Gerschnialp as well as only on Trübsee.  

Alpine flower trail

Prices TITLIS cableways 

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