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Hiking in Nidwalden


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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in Nidwalden. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful hiking routes.
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The 10 Most Beautiful hiking routes in Nidwalden

Blick vom Klausenpass auf die Alp Urnerboden
Long Distance Hiking · Switzerland
Via Alpina - Green Trail
Premium content Difficulty difficult Multi-stage route
302.8 km
106:48 h
17,475 m
17,811 m
The Grüne Weg runs from east to west through five cantons in the heart of Switzerland – üover green alpine meadows, through villages steeped in history and past majestic peaks.
Melchsee-Frutt mit Melchsee.
Hiking Trail · Central Switzerland
Premium content Difficulty moderate
14.4 km
4:30 h
522 m
656 m
Die Vier-Seen-Wanderung von Melchsee-Frutt nach Engelberg gehört zu den beliebtesten Wanderungen in der Zentralschweiz, ja vielleicht der ganzen Schweiz. An schönen Sommertagen ist man nicht alleine unterwegs.
Engelberger Aa.
Nature Trail · Central Switzerland
From Grafenort through the Aaschlucht(gorge) to Engelberg
Premium content Difficulty easy
8.9 km
2:45 h
436 m
5 m
This theme trail with information boards through the Aaschlucht gorge is ideal for hot summer days thanks to its shady forest and cooling spray.
Hiking Trail · Central Switzerland
Beckenried - Risleten Gorge - Treib
recommended route Difficulty moderate
10.3 km
3:30 h
433 m
433 m
Very varied hike through a lot of forest and under rocky ledges, with unexpectedly beautiful views of the lake and the surrounding mountains time and again.
Blick auf die Bergstation der Zahnradbahn, das Hotel-Restaurant Bellevue und das Hotel-Restaurant Pilatus-Kulm, im Hintergrund der Esel
Hiking Trail · Switzerland
Flower Path on Mount Pilatus
Premium content Difficulty easy
7.4 km
2:30 h
233 m
942 m
The short hike takes us to three summits with the best views üover Lake Lucerne and the surrounding Swiss mountain landscape.
Hiking Trail · Central Switzerland
Walen Path
recommended route Difficulty moderate closed
11.8 km
4:00 h
720 m
720 m
The Walenpfad is a unique hiking trail that leads from the Brunni area to the Bannalp area (above Wolfenschiessen).
Long Distance Hiking · Bellinzona and Valleys
Trans Swiss Trail
Premium content Difficulty moderate closed
506.9 km
160:00 h
14,420 m
14,495 m
The Trans Swiss Trail runs once through the country, from Porrentruy in the north to Mendrisio in the south, crossing fantastic landscapes and historic sites.
Hiking Trail · Central Switzerland
Von Treib nach Beckenried
recommended route Difficulty moderate
10.3 km
3:30 h
405 m
405 m
Diese schöne Zentralschweizer Wanderung am Südufer des Gersauerbeckens führt von Treib nach Beckenried und beeindruckt mit herrlichen Aussichten auf den Vierwaldstättersee.
Weg zum Tomlishorn mit Blick zu den Berner Alpen.
Hiking Trail · Central Switzerland
Vom Pilatus über das Mittaggüpfi nach Gfellen
Premium content Difficulty difficult
13.4 km
5:45 h
739 m
1,789 m
Fast zehn Kilometer misst der Rücken des mit einem Drachen in die Legenden eingegangenen Pilatus. Und wie ein Drachenrücken sieht der Berg auch aus mit seinen Gipfeln und Zähnen.
Long Distance Hiking · Bellinzona and Valleys
Via Gottardo
Premium content Difficulty moderate closed
356 km
110:00 h
7,984 m
8,022 m
The Via Gottardo is a cultural trail whose main route follows the path over the Gotthard Pass in the Swiss Alps, which was opened up in the 13th century.
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Four Lakes Trail by Jeffrey
November 01, 2022 · Community
Photo: Jeffrey Behrend, Community
Photo: Jeffrey Behrend, Community
Photo: Jeffrey Behrend, Community
Photo: Jeffrey Behrend, Community
Niederbauen Chulm by Adriana
October 31, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? October 31, 2022
Photo: Adriana Moeller, Community
Photo: Adriana Moeller, Community
Photo: Adriana Moeller, Community
Photo: Adriana Moeller, Community
Mountain tour over Brisen by Daniela
October 29, 2022 · Community
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Photo: Daniela Leuenberger, Community
Photo: Daniela Leuenberger, Community
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