Hike: Melchsee-Frutt - Älggialp - Stöckalp

Hiking Trail
14.4 km
Travel time
approx. 6 h
Tour details
Tour details
Hike: Melchsee-Frutt - Älggialp - Stöckalp
This demanding hike to the geographical centre of Switzerland is rewarded with sensational views.
From Melchsee-Frutt, you set off for Lake Blau. After a short while, the first ascents begin with views of the intermediate destination, Abgschütz. This lies in the middle of two mountain massifs, the Hochstollen and the Brünighaupt, and is also a vantage point with breathtaking views of the Frutt high plateau, Lake Seefeld and Älggi all the way to Lake Sarnen. The descent from Abgschütz leads along the challenging but well-secured mountain path to Lake Seefeld and on to Älggialp. A detour to the geographical centre of Switzerland is recommended. A stone boundary forms the outline of Switzerland and the Swiss of the Year are immortalised on the memorial stone near the pyramid. You then return uphill to Bachegg, continue across alpine meadows to the hamlet of Innenbach and over Alp Stepfen to Stöckalp.

Alternative: descend from Abgschütz (point 2167) via the Europe Ladder to Lake Seefeld (climbing harness and safety equipment required).

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Point of arrival
5 / 6
735 m
1569 m
Best Time of Year
July, August, September, October
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Arrival / Return journey
Von Luzern auf der A8 bis Sarnen, die Ausfahrt Sarnen Nord Richtung Kerns/ Melchsee-Frutt benützen
Accessible by bus and train
Public transport
Mit dem Zug bis Sarnen und mit dem Postauto bis Stöckalp anschliessend mit der Gondelbahn bis Melchsee-Frutt