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Titlis - Engelberg - Frutt

is a very popular holiday region. Titlis mountain and it's cable cars is world known. There are many hiking trails to choose from, there are some to the other side of Jochpass too.
Engelberg-Gerschnialp-Truebsee: The area with the little lake is well suited for easy walking.
Truebsee-Jochpass-Frutt: Truebsee to Jochpass (2207 m) and perhaps on to the other side: there are many options for the Titlishiker.
Engelberg-Truebsee-Titlis: There is a hiking trail leading up to the upper section of the cable car (2428 m), from there you may get to the top by Rotayr cable car (3032 m).
www.titlis.ch
Melchsee-Frutt: Frutt, a fantastic car free vacation place (all year) is reached by Stoeckalp (by Kerns) either by cable car or by private car (summer, alternating one-way traffic, parking at village entrance). On Frutt itself there is a large choice of easy and more demanding hiking tracks.
Aelggi Alp:  The geographical midpoint of Switzerland is situated on a fascinating hiking trail between Stoeckalp and Melchsee Frutt.
Surenen Pass: walk the old mule track between Engelberg and Attinghauen.

 
Stoeckalp has a large parking area for private cars.
It's possible to drive up to Melchsee Frutt by private car: 
An alternating One way system is in operation: 
even hours for upwards traffic, odd hours for downwards traffic.
Parking on Frutt is provided outside the village area 
(some 300 m from station): toll is Fr. 12.-- (Jul 2008)

 

Engelberg-Gerschni-Truebsee-Jochpass-Frutt km  Std.
Zug-Luzern-Engelberg (SBB-ZB)    
Engelberg-Gerschni-Truebsee
or Trains
6
2
Truebsee-Jochpass
or Chairlift
2.5
2
Jochpass-Schaftal-Tannalpsee (or Bonistock)-Frutt
or Jochpass-Engstlensee-Tannalp-Melchsee/Frutt
alternative: Cable car Bonistock-Frutt
10
9
8
2.5
2
2
Frutt-Stoeckalp (Cable car)    
Stoeckalp-Kerns-Sarnen    
Sarnen-Luzern-Zug (Zentralbahn, SBB)    

 
Engelberg-Gerschni-Truebsee-Titlis km  Std.
Zug-Luzern-Engelberg (SBB-ZB)    
Engelberg-Gerschni-Truebsee 6 2
Truebsee-Stand 3 1.5
Stand-Titlis (Cable car)    
Titlis-Stand-Truebsee-Engelberg (Cable car)    
Engelberg-Luzern-Zug    

 

Stoeckalp-Aelggialp-Frutt

 
Stoeckalp-Aelggialp-Frutt hrs
Zug-Luzern-Sarnen (SBB-ZB)  
Sarnen-Stoeckalp (Postauto)  
Stoeckalp-Stepfen-Innenbach-Bachmatt-Aelggialp-
Seefeld-Chringengraetli-Abgschuetz-Blausee-Melchsee Frutt
Aelggialp-Swiss Centre point
5.5

+1
Melchsee Frutt - Stoeckalp (Cable car)  
Stoeckalp - Sarnen (Postauto)  
Sarnen-Luzern-Zug (ZB - SBB)  

Stoeckalp-Aelggi-Melchsee Frutt

Interactive Map: map.search.ch/d/tu0mzkynt
GPS-route: GPS_Data/GPX-Stoeck-Aelggi-Frutt.zip

 

This is not an "easy" Tour.

Chlisterli as seen from Stepfen trackFrom the Cable car Station we follow the Bitumen road to the first Bend. A track turns off to the right and leads into the woods and towards the rocky slopes. After another 400 m the track splits: straight on the track would cross the river Innenbach and ascend by Chlisterli (a Chapel, a house and a stable).
I chose the more direct track by Stepfen. It's pretty steep and in some places stairs are provided.
Stepfen.jpg (57499 Byte) At Stepfen we're suddenly on a green area with sheep feeding on lush grass and herbs. The track continues more or less flat until the merger with the track coming up from Chlisterli. But first, the river has to be crossed, there is no bridge. 
Innenbach.jpg (62099 Byte) The track is now steeper again and follows the river Innenbach, which has to be cross again at some places, because part of the old track has been swept away. The final climb is up to the Alp hut Innenbach. The board advertises Alp cheese and "Bratchaes", a specialty in Ob/Nidwalden, similarly to the Valais "Raclette".

Aelggialp.jpg (42802 Byte)For a detour to the exact geometric Center of Switzerland a gravel road passes the parking lot and the Hotel/Restaurant. The Centre point is some 300 m from the Restaurant. 
More Info's at: www.aelggialp.ch/

The way to the "Sachsler Seefeld" follows some alpine roads and crosses part of the plain with the little Lake. - A picturesque spot for having a bite and a drink.

Chringegraetli.jpg (42973 Byte)The next part up to that Rim, that can be seen from the lake is steep again. First the track crosses the rock rubble, then the path finally reaches the Rim Chringengraetli adjoining Seefeldstock. What a View!

Looking now for the continuation of the track, 0ne can only see a short part of a small path, then it disappears. Actually, the track cuts Abgschuetz.jpg (35405 Byte) through a narrow cut in the rock. In some places ropes and iron grips are provided. The track is in excellent condition.
Finally, with some heavier Pulse the grassy outcrop on Abgschuetz is reached. A unsurpassable vista is the reward of all the hardship.

The way down by little Blausee is obvious and the little alpine village of Melchsee Frutt can be reached in an hour.
  

 

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