Winter Hiking
4.0 km
Travel time
approx. 2 h
Tour details
Tour details
Beautiful but strenuous winter hiking trail to the mountain restaurant Flüehmatt with a unique view of Engelberg and the Titlis.
The winter hiking trail starts at Engelberg railway station and leads along the village road past the Tourist Information to Engelberg Monastery. From there you take the prepared stone staircase which begins to the left of the monastery church. Once at the top, follow a left turn on the road before the path branches off to the right. From there it's steep. Up to the top station of the Klostermatte ski lift the path is even wider and runs across an open field. The snow-covered fir trees and the crunching of the snow under your shoes make you forget the difference in altitude and when you reach the top, the view over Engelberg almost takes your breath away. But now you have earned a break. The cosy wooden mountain restaurant Flühmatt invites you to linger. Back to the valley you follow the same path.

Technical details

Tour type
Winter Hiking
Starting point
Engelberg train station
Point of arrival
Engelberg train station
4 / 6
310 m
310 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Safety information

When planning, please note the winter sports report where it is indicated whether the winter hiking trails are prepared and open.

High and firm hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothes, sun protection, hiking poles are advantageous.
Author’s advice

The mountain restaurant is known for its genuine Engelberger Älplermagronen - so take some hunger with you on your winter hiking trip.

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Good to know

Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.
Arrival / Return journey
Take the Motorway A2 (Basel-Luzern-Gotthard) to Stans-south. From there follow the main road for 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is about 30 minutes from Lucerne. From Zurich you need about 1 h 15 min, and from Bern or Basel approximatly 1 h 45 min.
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. Afterwards with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.
Further information & links

Winter sports report 

Panoramic map

Mountain restaurant Flühmatt

Free sports bus