• Walenpfad

  • Bannalp

The Walenpfad is a varied high-Alpine trail that leads from the Brunni area above Engelberg into the Bannalp area above Wolfenschiessen. The hike is also very enjoyable in the opposite direction.

Additional information: The Walenpfad can be walked from around mid June to late October. For more information, please visit www.bannalp.ch or the Brunni cableway’s opening times



Duration 3h 50min
Distance covered 10km
Difference in altitude 350m
Additional information Round-trip ticket available (described below)




Adults CHF 43.00
Adults with half-fare card (1/2 Tax) CHF 29.00
Adults with General Abonnement (GA) CHF 22.00
Children – 16 years or under, without Junior card or Grandchild travelcard CHF 13.50
Children with Junior card or Grandchild travelcard gratis
Dogs Please purchase each section separately

Tickets can be purchased from the cableways, at Wolfenschiessen station (ticket machine), and on the local Postauto buses. A Walenpfad ticket covers the following services:

  • Engelberg-Ristis cableway
  • Fell-Chrüzhütte cableway (Bannalp - Oberrickenbach)
  • Postauto bus from Oberrickenbach to Wolfenschiessen
  • Zentralbahn-Train Wolfenschiessen to Engelberg
  • Voucher for one run on the Toboggan run at Ristis, valid till the end of the summer season.

(also valid for these routes in the opposition direction)

Services not covered by the ticket: Ristis – Brunnihütte (single fare ticket costs CHF 8.00 per person on presentation of round-trip ticket)


The RailAway “Walenpfad” combined offer is available at most railway stations in Switzerland. The ticket can also be purchased at Rail Service +41 (0)848 44 66 88 (CHF 0.08/Min.) or directly online: SBB.ch/walenpfad


Here is the GPS track for the hike. Please select your preferred file format and click “OK”.