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From Luthern Bad to the Napf

Snowshoeing · Luthern
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  • Auf dem Gipfel des Napf
    Auf dem Gipfel des Napf
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A delightful and well-signposted snowshoeing round trail on the Napf.

 

difficult
Distance 8.9 km
4:30 h
566 m
566 m
1,404 m
873 m
Starting at Luthern Bad, the trail follows the left bank of the Luther stream to Hinder-Ey farm. The trail climbs steeply rightwards through some woodland over the ridge up the hill to the Trachselegg alp, where the first views are worth pausing for. The path continues through the meadow up to the forest as it heads for the Napf. After a few loops in the steep forest you arrive at the summit complete with hotel and wonderful panoramic view. The return leg to Luthern Bad heads towards Niederänzi. First down the meadow, then through the forest again. At the first large clearing you have to turn right at the Bernese footpath sign. After a longish stretch through the forest you reach the Niederänzi alp. At this point the path goes down just before the farm to the right of the meadow along the edge of the forest. You soon see the Badegg restaurant, perfect for a coffee before the short steep descent to Luthern Bad, where it is worth visiting the Badbrünnli "place of power". This spring with its healing water has been a popular pilgrimage destination for 450 years.

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Update: January 24, 2022
Difficulty
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Highest point
1,404 m
Lowest point
873 m
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Safety information

The snow situation has to be considered, especially in the steep woods before and after the Napf - mini-avalanches can also occur in woodland!

Tips and hints

Gasthaus Hirschen, Luthern Bad, closed Mondays Tel. 041 978 13 57 www.hirschen-luthernbad.ch

Berghotel Napf, closed Mondays and Tuesdays (1 Dec - 31 March), Tel. 034/495 54 08 www.hotelnapf.ch 

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Luthern Bad (874 m)
Coordinates:
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2'636'980E 1'208'570N
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47.027142, 7.925091
DMS
47°01'37.7"N 7°55'30.3"E
UTM
32T 418321 5208741
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Destination

Luthern Bad

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Train to Zell then PostBus to Luthern Bad.

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'636'980E 1'208'570N
DD
47.027142, 7.925091
DMS
47°01'37.7"N 7°55'30.3"E
UTM
32T 418321 5208741
w3w 
///definite.coping.laugh
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.9 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
566 m
Descent
566 m
Highest point
1,404 m
Lowest point
873 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route Clear area Forest
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