Wildlife watching

  • Ascent in the break of dawn

  • Wildlife

  • Wildlife watching

At 6a.m. the gamekeeper greets the group at the Brunni cableway valley station. The group then takes the cableway from Engelberg to Ristis. After checking their walking shoes, the group sets off under the expert guidance of the gamekeeper – first on the trails and then on open ground.

Where possible, Werner shows the group wild animals such as chamois, alpine ibexes and marmots and explains their habits. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature and the breathtaking views in the wildlife protection area.

At around 10a.m. the guided hike ends at SAC Rugghubelhütte, where a fantastic alpine breakfast awaits the group. Visitors make their own way back to Engelberg. They can hike directly to Ristis (around a two-hour hike) or take a short detour to Härzlisee (also around two hours), where they can give their feet a treat by walking barefoot on the tickly Kitzel Trail or enjoy some delicious food in the Brunnihütte before walking or taking the cableway back down to the valley.


  • Return jouney on the Engelberg-Ristis cableway
  • Wildlife watching
  • Alpine breaktfast



  • Wednesday, 10 July 2019
  • Wednesday, 24 July 2019
  • Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Important information:

Meeting point: 6 a.m. Brunni cableway valley station

Registration: Please register with Brunni cableways by telephone (+41 (0)41 639 60 60) by 5 p.m. on the Tuesday evening before the tour.

Cancellations: If the weather is uncertain, you can find out whether or not the tour will go ahead by calling +41 (0)41 639 60 66 from 8 p.m. on the Tuesday evening.

Additional information:

  • The tour is given in German.
  • Recommended equipment: Suitable clothing (rain wear, walking shoes), a snack and binoculars
  • Minimum number of participants: Five