Schönenboden-Trail Brunni

3.0 km
Travel time
approx. 2h
Tour details
Tour details
Schönenboden-Trail Brunni
Explore the Brunni area on the 3.5 km long Schönendboden snowshoe trail and enjoy the breathtaking view of Engelberg.
Explore the Brunni area with snowshoes and enjoy breathtaking views on the sunny side of Engelberg. The free sports bus takes you from Engelberg railway station to the Brunni valley station, where you can take the Brunni railway on Ristis. The 3 km long Schönboden Snow Shoe Trail starts at the Restaurant Ristis and leads first along the road to the west past the valley station. After approx. 1 km the trail climbs uphill, once you have reached the highest point, you can enjoy the view of Engelberg. The trail then descends and crosses the winter hiking trail. Back to the starting point, you first cross open terrain and then follow the forest. On this trail there are several metres of altitude to overcome, so it is slightly longer and slightly more demanding than the Riedalp Trail.

Technical details

Tour type
Starting point
Ristis mountain station
Point of arrival
Ristis mountain station
0 / 6
170 m
167 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, December
Safety information
Please walk along the marked and secured snowshoe paths. The user is responsible for the proposed routes. If you are planning a different route, please refer to the avalanche bulletin, maps and weather forecast.

Snowshoe rental at Brunni: At the Yeti Park on Ristis snowshoes can be rented for CHF 15.00 per day (number of snowshoes is limited, reservation recommended for larger groups!).

Snowshoes can also be hired in the sports shops of Engelberg.

Author’s advice
Take a break on the sun terrace of the Ristis mountain restaurant and enjoy the magnificent view of the surrounding mountains and the Titlis glacier.
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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

Overview Map
Opening times
Snow report
Gastronomy: Berglodge Ristis