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Tour description

Switzerland’s most diverse population of butterflies lives between Schönbüel and Lungern. On a trail with views of the Bernese and Central Swiss Alps, you can learn all about the local butterflies and their development.

The walk starts at Schönbüel and leads to a conservation area along the emerald green Lake Lungern. No fewer than 115 large diurnal butterflies – including many rare and protected species – can be found here.
Information boards along the trail provide details about the butterflies and their development as well as the local flora and landscape. Other rare insects and plants also feel at home on the sunny slopes. More than 20 species of orchids and lilies are in bloom from late May until mid-October.
On this hikingpath other animals like capricorns, mountain goat, chamoix, deers and eagles can be watched, particularly in the early morning hours. Further highlights on this u nique walk are the panorama on the Bernese Alps and the glacier as well. In addition to that you have a fantastic view over the central Swiss mountains Titlis, Stanserhorn, Mythen, Rigi and Pilatus.


Until the end of June, there may be snow on the upper section of path.

Due to the significant altitude difference, good boots and surefootedness are a must.

Many butterflies can be watched during fine weather in June until the end of August.

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Places along the route: Schönbüel - Rückenenegg - Dundelegg - Feldmoos - Äschligrat - Ärgerten - Juch - Bürglen - Kaiserstuhl / OW


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Tour history (B05402)

First published: Dienstag, 27. November 2012

Last updated: Donnerstag, 7. Juli 2016

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

Tour characteristics

Distance: 12.7 km | Time requirement: 3¾ h
Ascent: 306 m | Descent: 1123 m
Highest point: 1740 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