Idyllic Lake Bannalp lies above the Engelberg Valley. The alp of the same name can be reached by cable car from Oberrickenbach and is irresistible to summiteers, families with children and people searching for relaxation.
The calm, peaceful lake lies at an altitude of 1,586m, offering a superlative experience in a natural setting. Visitors can make use of wood fireplaces as well as mountain inns, some with a view of the lake. Cable cars run towards Lake Bannalp, either directly to the lake or to the Chrüzhütte. The two mountain stations are linked by a footpath (tickets valid on both cableways).
The Dwarf Trail from the mountain station of the Fell-Chrüzhütte/Bannalp cable car is delightfully entertaining for children. Hikers can conquer the Chaiserstuel, follow the famous “Walenpfad” trail to the Brunnihütte or even take on the mountain route to Engelberg via Rot Grätli and the Rugghubelhütte.
From Oberrickenbach there are other cable car services to the Haldiwald forest (Schmidsboden) and the Alp Sinsgäu, with hiking trails to the Grosstal (Isenthal) and the Haghütte mountain restaurant.