Trail description.

At the beginning and end of this panoramic hike, you can use the cable cars to Bannalp and/or from Ristis down to Engelberg. On the Oberfeld Alp, the friendly mountain restaurant serves its own products.

Towards the end of the tour, tired hikers can fortify themselves in the Brunnihütte. On the «Tickle path» Kneipp treatment trail around Lake Härzli next to the Brunnihütte SAC, you can treat yourself to a well-earned refreshment. Once you have recovered a little and regained your strength, you can start your final descent to Ristis (chairlift as an alternative). The cable car takes you to Engelberg.

Combined tickets.

Our Walenpfad trail transport partners offer a round-trip ticket for Zentralbahn, PostBus and the Bannalp and Engelberg–Ristis cable car routes.

Round trip ticket for the Walenpfad

  • Zentralbahn Wolfenschiessen–Engelberg
  • Engelberg–Ristis cable car
  • Chrüzhütte–Fell cable car (Bannalp–Oberrickenbach)
  • PostBus Oberrickenbach–Wolfenschiessen

Do you use the SBB app or do you have a valid zone ticket from the Passepartout fare network for the PostBus and the train route? In this case, you can take advantage of the «2-Mountain Railways Ticket».

2-Mountain Railways Ticket

  • Engelberg–Ristis cable car
  • Chrüzhütte–Fell cable car (Bannalp–Oberrickenbach)

You can get the «Round trip ticket» and the «2-Mountain Railways Ticket» directly from  Zentralbahn Travel Centres, from the ticket machines at Wolfenschiessen station, on the PostBus from Wolfenschiessen and from the Bannalp and Brunni- Bahnen Engelberg AG cableways.

Important information.

The Walenpfad is open from approximately the beginning of July until the end of October. Please check the opening status on the website

Travel conveniently to Engelberg on the Luzern–Engelberg Express with Zentralbahn. The free local bus takes you to the valley station of the Brunni cable car (approx. 20 minutes on foot).


Note for non-accessible content.

Walenpfad trail. The majestic nature of the Swiss Alps.

Start or end at Engelberg train station.