Professorenweg into the valley

Winter Hiking
9.2 km
Travel time
approx. 2 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Professorenweg into the valley
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Professorenweg into the valley
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
The Professorenweg in Engelberg is a leisurely and short winter hike along the Engelberger Aa.

The winter trail starts at Engelberg railway station and leads right through the village to Engelberger Aa. A little below the Sportingpark, the bridge crosses the river and leads to the professors' path. From there, take the Engelberger Aa to the left and the edge of the forest to the right on the well-prepared and flat winter hiking trail all the way to the Sporthotel Eienwäldli, where cold feet and hands can be warmed up with a warm cup of tea. The path changes sides and leads along the road to the Fürenalp valley station, the end point of the winter hiking route.

Return to the village either with the free sports bus (see timetable) or on the winter hiking trail along Schweizerhausstrasse past the Restaurant Wasserfall and over Klostermatte to Kloster Engelberg.


Technical details

Tour type
Winter Hiking
Starting point
Train station Engelberg
Point of arrival
Fürenalp cableways
3 / 6
82 m
82 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Train station - Bänklialp - Eienwäldli - Fürenalp cableways
Safety information

When planning, please refer to 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
Every last Sunday of the month a longer stop at the Restaurant Eienwäldli is even more worthwhile. The traditional dessert buffet from 12.00 - 15.30 leaves nothing to be desired.
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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


Free sports bus