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Lake Sarnen

Lake Sarnen

A good choice for families

A good choice for families




Tour description

This easy tour is a good choice for families. Experience the beautiful valley and its unique lakeside landscape.

The starting point is the bike path leading toward Sachseln. Here you’ll find lovely old farmhouses, many of them right on the lake. After Sachseln you’ll reach Sarnen, the capital of Obwalden. Here you’ll see the Hexenturm (witch tower), one of the few remaining castle towers dating back to the establishment of the Swiss confederation. It was built shortly before 1291 and later became national property in 1308.

Above Sarnen you’ll also see Landenberg Castle, which once belonged to the Habsburger clan, whom the Swiss despised. Soon after you’ll come to a shady forest with wild brooks that invite the children to play in them. On the other side of the forest you’ll find a swimming area next to the Giswil campground.


For cycling, follow the logo on the red signposts.

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Places along the route: Sachseln - Sarnen - Kirchhofen - Wilen - Forstwald - Grossteil - Widi - Sachseln


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Tour history (B02671)

First published: Dienstag, 15. Dezember 2009

Last updated: Donnerstag, 24. September 2015

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

Tour characteristics

Distance: 18.4 km | Time requirement: 2 h
Ascent: 180 m | Descent: 180 m
Highest point: 520 m.a.s.l.

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See also

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