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The Benedictine way leads from the cloister in Engelberg to the one at Maria-Rickenbach. The route is quite varied and offers beautiful panoramic views of the valley and mountains.

Description

The path involves some strenuous climbs along the eastern valley side of Engelberg’s portion of the Aa River. It grants very impressive views of the side valleys, the summit and glacier regions of the Unterwalden Alps. The mountain village of Oberrickenbach marks the lowest point of the trail.

Niederrickenbach is also known as a pilgrim destination and as the cloister village of «Maria-Rickenbach». For the faithful it is a center of comfort and strength. Beautifully-tended hills, wild mountain meadows, craggy cliffs and a marvelous view characterize the landscape of Niederrickenbach. A visit to the «Musenalp» mountain tavern is worth the trip.

You’ll find the best views from Rosenbold Heights. From here you can see the entire Engelberg Valley from above.

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Engelberg
Destination
Niederrickenbach
Direction
One way
Ascent
1600 m
Descent
1450 m
Distance
22 km
Duration
8 h 10 min
Duration back
8 h
Technical requirements
Medium
Physical requirements
Difficult
Elevation profile
1600Meter ascents
1450Meter descents
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Theme
With panoramic view
Signalization
Signalisation in both directions
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Map

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Contact

Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
Klosterstrasse 3
6391 Engelberg

Phone +41 (0)41 639 77 77
welcome@engelberg.ch
engelberg.ch

Quick Facts

Route number

No. 569

Distance

22 km

Duration

8 h 10 min

Ascent

1600 m

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