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Flüeli Ranft, the home of Brother Klaus

Flüeli Ranft, the home of Brother Klaus

Brother Klaus Way

Brother Klaus Way

St. Niklausen

St. Niklausen


Tour description

Brother Klaus Way leads from Stans to Flüeli Ranft. This is the path Heimo Amgrund followed on the night of December 21, 1481. He was seeking the advice of Brother Klaus, who helped bring peace to the region.

The route was renovated on its 500th anniversary and marked with round signs showing the visions of Brother Klaus. The trail starts at the church in Stans and follows Knirigasse (an alley) up to a chapel called «Maria zum Schnee». The Battle of Allweg monument is especially impressive. This battle, which the French won, took place on September 9, 1798.

From a distance you’ll see St. Niklausen’s large stone bell tower dating back to the 14th century. This quiet place of contemplation lies on a mountain side and offers gorgeous views of Flüeli-Ranft and Sarnen’s Aa Valley. This is where the steep descent into the Melchaa chasm starts. One of the most important sights is the 500-year-old home of Brother Klaus. He built this house and lived there with his family until he decided to become a hermit in 1467.

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Places along the route: Stans - Murmatt - Erlenwald - Wisserlen - St. Antoni - Oberhalten - St. Niklausen - Flüeli - Sachseln


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Tour history (B02668)

First published: Dienstag, 15. Dezember 2009

Last updated: Mittwoch, 15. Juli 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.obwalden-tourismus.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 20.1 km | Time requirement: 5¾ h
Ascent: 627 m | Descent: 601 m
Highest point: 802 m.a.s.l.

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Obwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 1
CH - 6060 Sarnen
Tel: +41 (0)41 666 50 40
Fax: +41 (0)41 666 50 45
E-Mail: info@obwalden-tourismus.ch
Internet: www.obwalden-tourismus.ch