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The Nidwaldner Höhenweg offers varied hiking on mountain paths with magnificent views.
Two monastery villages invite you to visit them.
The many connections to mountain railways make it possible to divide up the five-day hike. The Nidwaldner Höhenweg is understood to be the circumnavigation of the Engelberg Valley at an altitude of 1600 to 2000 metres, with detours to Melchsee-Frutt and to Niderbauen.
The trail begins at the top station of the Mettlen-Rugisbalm-Eggen aerial cableway and leads in five daily stages along marked mountain hiking trails around Canton Nidwalden.
At the transition between the foothills of the Alps and the Alps, the route offers magnificent views of the valley, the surrounding mountains and the glaciated four-thousand-metre peaks. We pass alpine pastures, rugged rocks and quiet mountain lakes, as well as various pass crossings and can enjoy the magnificent flora and fauna.
Mountain guesthouses and restaurants offer refreshments and overnight accommodation.
In Engelberg and Niederrickenbach we can knock on the monastery gates and find a friendly welcome.
The destination of the Nidwaldner Höhenweg is the mountain station of the Niderbauen cable car on the flank of the mountain of the same name. The high-altitude hike in the Land of Cable Cars can also be done in one or two-day stages, as each stage is located in the vicinity of a railway or cable car station. Stage 3: After the ascent to the Brunnihütte at 1860 m hike on the famous Walenpfad with the magnificent Walegg vantage point and magnificent views of the Central Alps.
In the 1930s, the Bannalpsee was the scene of a battle over energy supplies. equipment