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Geographical center of Switzerland.

Ächerli PassÄcherli Pass, 6064 Kerns, Switzerland
Mountain Passes

Ächerli Pass is a high mountain pass between the cantons of Obwalden and Nidwalden. It connects Kerns in the canton of Obwalden and Dallenwil in the canton of Nidwalden. The pass road has grades of up to 15 percent. From the road, peaks such as Pilatus, Rigi, Buochserhorn, Titlis, and Stanserhorn are visible.

Alte Kirche, AussichtsturmBrünigstrasse 18, 6078 Lungern, Switzerland
Churches

The old church Lungern is located in the municipality of Lungern in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland. Only the tower remains of the former church. During the renovation in 1989, a staircase with 78 steps was built in, and the tower has served as an observation tower ever since. The viewing platform provides a view of the Lungerersee and the surrounding mountains Turren, Sädel, Güpfi and Gibel.

Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air MuseumMuseumsstrasse 100, 3858 Hofstetten, Switzerland
Museums

Ballenberg is an open-air museum in Switzerland that displays traditional buildings and architecture from all over the country. Located near Brienz in the municipality of Hofstetten bei Brienz, Canton of Bern, Ballenberg has over 100 original buildings that have been transported from their original sites. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.

BannalpseeBannalpsee, 6387 Wolfenschiessen, Switzerland
Man-made Lakes

A beautiful reservoir located in the heart of  Wolfenschiessen in the Swiss canton of Nidwalden. The lake can be reached by a cable car from Oberrickenbach, which in turn is linked by post bus service to Wolfenschiessen station on the Luzern–Stans–Engelberg railway line. It has a surfaceara of 16 acres and is one of the famous tourist spot in this area.

BonistockBonistock, 6068 Kerns, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Bonistock is a mountain with a height of 2168 meters in the municipality of Kerns in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland . It belongs to the summer and winter sports resort of Melchsee-Frutt . This area can be reached via several hiking trails, in summer with the aerial cableway from Melchsee ands o more.

BrisenBrisen, 6386 Wolfenschiessen, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Brisen is a mountain of the Urner Alps, located on the border between the cantons of Nidwalden and Uri, in Central Switzerland. It is located near the slightly higher Hoh Brisen. The western ridge named Haldigrat is the easiest way to the summit.

Brünig PassBrünig Pass, 3860 Meiringen, Switzerland
Mountain Passes

The Brünig Pass, at an altitude of 1,008 m, connects the Bernese Oberland and central Switzerland, linking Meiringen in the canton of Bern and Lungern in the canton of Obwalden. It is on the watershed between the upper reaches of the Aare, which flows through Lake Brienz and Lake Thun, and the Sarner Aa, which flows into Lake Lucerne.

Engelberg AbbeyBenediktinerkloster 1, 6390 Engelberg, Switzerland
Religious- Other

Engelberg Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in Engelberg, Canton of Obwalden, Switzerland. It was formerly in the Diocese of Constance, but is now in the Diocese of Chur. It is dedicated to Our Lady of the Angels and occupies a commanding position at the head of the Nidwalden Valley.

Engelberger AaEngelberger Aa, 6390, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Engelberger Aa is a river in Switzerland. It rises west of Surenenpass in the Canton of Uri, flows through the valley of Engelberg and Nidwalden. At Buochs, it empties into Lake Lucerne and is thus a tributary of the Reuss, which drains that lake.

FürsteinFürstein, 6173 Sarnen, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Fürstein is a mountain of the Emmental Alps, located on the border between the cantons of Lucerne and Obwalden.  The closest locality is Flühli, on the western side. trekking, viewpoints and so more.

Geographical centre of Switzerland6072 Sachseln, Switzerland
Outdoors- Other

The geographical centre of Switzerland has the coordinates 46°48′4″N 8°13′36″ECoordinates: 46°48′4″N 8°13′36″E. It is located at Älggi-Alp in the municipality of Sachseln, Obwalden. The point is the centre of mass determined in 1988 by Swisstopo.  As the point is difficult to access, a stone was set 500 m further south-east on Älggi Alp. This symbolizes the centre of Switzerland and is located at 46°47′54″N 8°13′55″E . A plaque on the stone commemorates the winner of the "Swiss of the Year" awar

Glaubenberg PassGlaubenberg Pass, 6063 Sarnen, Switzerland
Mountain Passes

Glaubenberg Pass is a 19.1 mile point-to-point trail located near Sarnen, Obwald, Switzerland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for road biking, mountain biking, and scenic driving.

Glaubenbielen PassGlaubenbielen Pass, 6074 Giswil, Switzerland
Mountain Passes

Glaubenbielen Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.611m above the sea level, located in the Emmental Alps, in Switzerland. The pass is traversed by a road known as Panoramastrasse. The pass itself is located within Obwalden, and connects Giswil in Obwalden and Sörenberg in the Entlebuch region. It divides the basins of the Kleine Emme and the Sarner Aa, both within the Reuss basin.

GlogghüsGlogghüs, 6068 Kerns, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Glogghus is located between the Swiss Canton of Obwalden and the Canton of Bern. It is a mountain of the Urner Alps and a very popular hiking area. The hike is equipped with cables for support against the wet rock slabs. Activities in the summer include walking, touring, biking, fishing, and climbing. In the winter skiing, snowboarding, night skiing, and sledging are available.

GrassenGrassen, 6485 Engelberg, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

A comfortable and relatively easy climbing mountain, Grassen at 2946 meters is the highest and most left summit of the Grassengrat. Located midway between the villages of Berne, Uri, and Obwalden, the picturesque mountain serves as a tri-point. It also offers stunning views of the mountain.

GraustockGraustock, 3862 Innertkirchen, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Graustock is a mountain of the Urner Alps, located south of Engelberg in Central Switzerland. The summit is one of the two tripoints between the cantons of Berne, Nidwalden, and Obwalden.  On the north side of the mountain lies the Trüebsee.

Gross SpannortGross Spannort, 6472 Erstfeld, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

A beautiful mountain located in the heart of the Uri Alps and It is located within the canton of Uri, although its summit lies on the watershed between the Engelberger Aa and the main Reuss valley. The Gross Spannort is almost entirely surrounded by glaciers, the largest being the Glatt Finn. South-west of the Gross Spannort is the Chli Spannort.

HahnenHahnen, 6390 Engelberg, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

A beautiful mountain which was a part of the Arner alps, which has an elevation of 2,606 meters above sea level. It is one of the interesting trekking routes in this area and also the views from the top of the mountain is truly astonishing.

HauptHaupt, 6068 Sachseln, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

Haupt is a peak in Switzerland and has an elevation of 2312 meters. Haupt is situated southeast of Älggi, close to Murmelchopf.   Its east side consists of steep limestone cliffs overlooking Stöckalp and Melchsee-Frutt. On its west side, it overlooks the Älggi-Alp. It offers a stunning v5ews 6f the nearby mountains and also a beautiful trekking destination.

Höch GummeHöch Gumme, 6078 Lungern, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

The Höch Gumme is a mountain of the Emmental Alps in Switzerland. One of the beautiful places in this area and also tourist-friendly. the summit is shared between the municipalities of Giswil, to the north-west, Lungern to the east, and Hofstetten bei Brienz, to the south. Hofstetten bei Brienz is in the canton of Bern, whilst Giswil and Lungern are in the canton of Obwalden.

Map of attractions in Obwalden