Obwalden holiday region

Experience the magic of the primeval landscape in Obwalden. Recharge your batteries in this peaceful natural environment – life at its finest. Travel aboard the world’s steepest cog railway, visit Switzerland’s geographical centre and the chapel of the Brother Klaus, the Swiss saint.

World’s steepest cogwheel railway

Travel aboard the world’s steepest cogwheel railway from Alpnachstad (48% gradient) up the legendary Pilatus (2,132 metres above sea level).

Älggi-Alp: centre of Switzerland

Visit the geographical centre of Switzerland. A picnic spot with barbecue area makes a stop here very worthwhile. Learn more about the alp as you follow the 1.5 km Steimandli trail. The centre of Switzerland is also home to a rock bearing the names of those awarded the title “Swiss of the Year“.

Brother Klaus

Discover the place where the Swiss national saint, Niklaus von Flüe (Brother Klaus), lived and worked. He was a family man, hermit, farmer, visionary, politician and mystic.

Further tips for your visit are available at our tourist office or by calling us on 041 669 70 60.