Adlerhorst in Central Switzerland
The Niederbauen Chulms area lies almost 1500 metres above the four-lane Seelisberg tunnel of the Gotthard motorway. But also the view on two sides into the depth to the Vierwaldstättersee, direction Lucerne and the Urnerland is impressive. The hike begins at 1570m, at the Niederbauen mountain station of the small cable car from Emmetten, which takes us 800m up the Choltal valley.


The circular hike leads first along the flat little road via Ebnet to the valley between Ober- and Niederbauen (we leave the Alp Tritt on the left, here we will surely stop for a break on our return).  We continue almost horizontally in an easterly direction, out onto the Hundschopf rock spur. The rock head high above the village of Bauen is not to be confused with the jump of the ski racers on the Lauberhorn in the Bernese Oberland. In front of us lies the inexhaustible view of the Lake of Uri, down to the Altdorf plain, into the eastern Uri mountains and to the right at the back, towards the Gotthard, to the striking, triangular Bristen. There is an opportunity to sit down and marvel - but the pulpit is not a playground for children, as the slopes are steep.

Then on the mountain path along the fence follows the quite steep ascent to Gütsch and on to Niederbauen Chulm, which is almost 300 metres in altitude - with impressive views down to the right again and again. Also from the summit we admire the all-round panorama! Opposite the two myths, on the left the Pilatus and far behind Lucerne the Jura. On the descent towards the aerial cableway we should allow enough time to stop at Alp Tritt. Here you will find excellent Alp cheese specialities from our own production, homemade cakes and a Kaifi Träsch (coffee schnapps).


Realised by Roland Baumgartner


Arrival from Lucerne:
From Lucerne by train/bus or car to Emmetten, from here small cable car to "Niederbauen" and start of the circular hike.

Another tip:
Bike Arena Emmetten with several routes and a range of courses.