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Langis moor landscape

The Glaubenberg moor landscape lies between the Entlebuch and Lakes Lungern and Sarnen. The area is an important habitat for the highly endangered capercaillie. It's the largest moor landscape in Switzerland: its 30 square kilometres make it slightly bigger than Lake Lucerne.

The last 150 years have seen moors suffer more encroachment and degradation than any other habitat. Today they rank among the most valuable areas in terms of biodiversity, which is why they are now rigorously protected.

The landscape is characterised by numerous moors, wooded areas and alpine pastures, some of which are closely interlinked. Man has been exploiting and shaping the landscape for centuries. Torrents have dug deep into the flysch substrate, a soft, relatively impervious rock. Slopes in zones like this tend to slip downwards. The varied moor landscape with groups of shrubs and trees dotted about provides an ideal habitat for grouse, including the capercaillie, black grouse and hazel grouse.

Winter

Winter finds the area transformed into a glorious winter wonderland. The Langis-Glaubenberg region is an "El Dorado" for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. This idyllic high valley at alt. 1444 m benefits from some 40 km of groomed trails.

Summer

Summer is also a great time to visit this unique destination. The fun Moorbäer Trail is enjoyed by all ages.

PostBus service

The same timetable between Sarnen and Langis now operates summer and winter. In winter, PostBuses run from 17 December 2018 to 5 April 2019 and the newly launched summer season runs from 17 June to 18 October 2019. At weekends in summer, Langis also has a connection to the new Entlebuch service.  An additional service between Sarnen railway station and Stalden Sportplatz runs at 4.58 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Click here for the latest timetable.

 

Location and contact

Obwalden Tourismus
Moorlandschaft Langis
+41 41 666 50 40
infoobwalden-tourismus.ch
www.obwalden-tourismus.ch