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Top 43 attractions to explore in Obwalden

Geographical center of Switzerland.

Attractions in Obwalden

Ächerli PassÄcherli Pass, 6064 Kerns, Switzerland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

HochstollenHochstollen, 6068 Kerns, Switzerland

The Hochstollen is a mountain of the Urner Alps, located between the Klein Melchtal and the Melchtal in the canton of Obwalden. The border with the canton of Bern runs south of the summit. The closest locality is Melchsee-Frutt on its east side.

Joch PassJoch Pass, 6390 Wolfenschiessen, Switzerland

It is a mountain go of the Uri Alps, situated between the Bernese Oberland and Central Switzerland, at the foot of the Titlis. The pass crosses the col between the pinnacles of Graustock and Jochstock, at a height of 2,207 m and at the outskirt between the cantons of Bern and Nidwalden.

Lake LungernLake Lungern, 6078 Lungern, Switzerland

Lake Lungern is a natural lake in Obwalden, Switzerland. It is nestled between impressive mountains and beautiful scenery. The lake is named after the town Lungern on its shore. Our accommodation was really close to it, so we spent several days exploring this area. There are so many things to do at Lake Lungern. It is a paradise for outdoor lovers.

Lake SarnenLake Sarnen, Switzerland

Lake Sarnen is a lake in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland. It is on the Sarner Aa. It flows out of the Lake Lungern, through the Lake Sarnen, and into Lake Lucerne. The municipalities of Sarnen and Sachseln are located on the shores of the lake, and the Brünig railway line follows the eastern shore.

Maria Rickenbach Monastery6383 Oberdorf, Switzerland

Maria Rickenbach Monastery is a Benedictine monastery of Religious Sisters. It is situated in the village of Niederrickenbach in the municipality of Oberdorf in the Swiss canton of Nidwalden. It is accessible to the public only by cable car from Niederrickenbach Station on the Luzern–Stans–Engelberg railway line, although there is a private road leading up to the village from Dallenwil.

MelchseeMelchsee, 6068 Kerns, Switzerland

Melchsee is a lake in the canton of Obwalden, Switzerland. It lends its name to the resort Melchsee-Frutt, in the municipality of Kerns. At an elevation of 1891 m, its surface area is 54 ha. It is one of the main tourist destination in this area and a lot of people visits this place everyday.

MittaggüpfiMittaggüpfi, 6055 Schwarzenberg, Switzerland

The Mittaggüpfi is a mountain of the Emmental Alps, located west of the mountain of Pilatus on the border between the Swiss cantons of Lucerne and Obwalden. The view from the top of the mountain is truly astonishing and also it is one of the main trekking destinations.

Mount PilatusMount Pilatus, 6010 Alpnach, Switzerland

Consists of several peaks, of which the tallest stands 2,128 meters above sea level. The top can be reached through railways and cable cars.

Pilatus Kulm6010 Alpnach, Switzerland

A massive mountain that overlooks theLucerene with several highest peaks and valleys.   The mountain has fortified radar and weather stations on the Oberhaupt summit, not open to the public view, and used all year round. It is also one of the famous trekking destinations in this area and also one of the beautiful tourist destinations

Pilatus RailwayBrünigstrasse 2, 6053 Alpnach, Switzerland

The Pilatus Railway is a mountain railway in Switzerland and is the steepest rack railway in the world, with a maximum gradient of 48% and an average gradient of 35%. The line runs from Alpnachstad, on Lake Lucerne, to a terminus near the Esel summit of Pilatus at an elevation of 2,073 m, which makes it the highest railway in the canton of Obwalden and the second highest in Central Switzerland after the Furka line.

Reissend NollenReissend Nollen, 3863 Engelberg, Switzerland

The Reissend Nollen is a mountain of the Uri Alps, located on the border between the Swiss cantons of Obwalden and Bern. It lies on the range west of the Titlis, between Engelberg and Gadmen.

RigidalstockRigidalstock, 6390 Engelberg, Switzerland

The Rigidalstock is a mountain of the Urner Alps, located on the border between the cantons of Nidwalden and Obwalden in Central Switzerland. It lies south of the Gross Walenstock. The closest locality is Engelberg on its southern side. trekkers paradise and it also offers stunning views from the top.

RotsandnollenRotsandnollen, 6388 Kerns, Switzerland

The Rotsandnollen is a mountain of the Urner Alps, located between Melchsee-Frutt and Engelberg in Central Switzerland. The summit is located on the border between the cantons of Nidwalden and Obwalden.

RychenbachRychenbach, Switzerland

Reichenbachtal is an Alpine valley in Oberhasli, canton of Berne, Switzerland. The valley is also known as Rosenlauital after the settlement. Rosenlaui hotel is among the oldest in the region, bearing testimony to the early boom of tourism in Switzerland in the mid 19th century.

Sarner AaSarner Aa, Switzerland

The Sarner Aa is a 28 km long river in the Swiss canton of Obwalden. It drains the area to the eastern side of the Brünig Pass, flowing through the Lake Lungern, Lake Sarnen, and the Wichelsee, before entering Lake Lucerne near Alpnach. It goes by several names over its length, being known as the Lauibach upstream of the Lungerersee, and the Aa or Aawasser between the Lungerersee and Lake Sarnen.

StanserhornStanserhorn, 6372 Ennetmoos, Switzerland

The Stanserhorn is a mountain in Switzerland, located in the canton of Nidwalden near to the border with Obwalden, with the peak at 1,898 metres above sea level.  It is a popular tourist destination, which can be reached from the adjacent town of Stans by a funicular railway and cable car, or via walking routes from Stans or Dallenwil.

Surenen PassSurenen Pass, 6468 Attinghausen, Switzerland

It is a high mountain pass over the Urner Alps in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. The pass crosses the col between the Blackenstock 2915 m and the Eggenmanndli 2448 m tops, at a rise of 2,292 m 7,520 ft. The pass is navigated by a trail, which associates the town of Altdorf, in the canton of Uri 460 m, with the town of Engelberg, in the canton of Obwalden.

Susten PassSusten Pass, 3863 Gadmen, Switzerland

The Susten Pass street was just opened in 1945 and is the principal pass street to be reason worked for vehicular traffic.The compositionally breathtaking Susten Road for the most part serves tourism and is thusly one of the last to be cleared of snow, frequently staying shut from the earliest starting point of November until June. The course starts in Wassen on the Gotthard pivot, where it arranges the barbed estuary crevasse of the Meienreuss River by means of a few passages.

TannenseeTannensee, 6068 Kerns, Switzerland

Tannensee is a reservoir in Obwalden, Switzerland. In 1958, Tannenbach and few other creeks were dammed with an earth-fill dam. The reservoir has a volume of 3.8 mio m³ and its surface area is 33 ha. The reservoir is used to generate electricity at Kraftwerk Hugschwendi in Kerns. It is one of the famous tourist attractions in this area and so many people cones here and spends their peisire time here.

TitlisAaweg 1, 6390 Engelberg, Switzerland

Titlis is a mountain in the Urner Alps of Switzerland. It is located in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland, overlooking Engelberg and is famous as the site of the world's first revolving cable car. The cable car system connects Engelberg to the top through four principal stages .

Titlis Cliff Walk6390 Engelberg, Switzerland

The Titlis Cliff Walk is a pedestrian bridge along the cliff of Mount Titlis in the Swiss Alps. Built at around 3,000 metres above sea l(evel, it is believed to be the highest-elevation suspension bridge in Europe. It broke the record held by Salbit Bridge, also located in Switzerland. The bridge spans a distance of around 100 m (320 ft) but is just 1 m  wide.

Uri-RotstockUri-Rotstock, 6461 Isenthal, Switzerland

The Uri Rotstock is a mountain on the territory of Isenthal, Uri, Switzerland and part of the Uri Alps. Uri Rotstock has an elevation of 2929 metres. Uri Rotstock is situated southeast of Bühlrüti, close to Schlierenlücke

WichelseeWichelsee, Switzerland

A beautiful lake located in the heart of Obwalden and a large number of bird species have nested around the Wichelsee, which is under nature protection. It is also a popular recreational area. Are you looking for nature and silence, then you've come to the right place.

Map of attractions in Obwalden