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Immerse yourself in the world of Klewenalp! In this blog post, we reveal six exciting secrets about the region that you definitely didn’t know yet. From hidden natural beauties to historical treasures – let our fun facts surprise and inspire you.

Are you ready for the challenge? Grab your friends, family or colleagues and explore Klewenalp in a whole new way. With our fun facts as your guide, you’ll discover the region through different eyes and are guaranteed to learn something new.

So, what are you waiting for? Start your journey through Klewenalp and be enchanted by our fun facts!

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Fun facts about Klewenalp that you didn’t know yet!

1st reduction transmitter

The medium-wave transmitter stationed on the Klewenalp, which was built after the start of the Second World War, was used to provide the Swiss population with radio coverage in the event that the land transmitters were destroyed or captured in hostilities. An approx. 80 metre high transmission tower from the former Geneva transmitter was used for the installation, which was dismantled and rebuilt at the corresponding location.

2. longest toboggan run in the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region

At 11 kilometres, the toboggan run from Klewenalp to Emmetten is the longest toboggan run in the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region.

3. 40 km of perfectly groomed pistes

During the ski season, winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy 40 km of perfectly groomed pistes for skiers and snowboarders in Klewenalp.

4. longest aerial cableway in Central Switzerland

The journey on the longest aerial cableway in Central Switzerland to Klewenalp, 1600 metres above sea level, takes just ten minutes.

5th KlewenAlpFestival

Every summer, the KlewenAlpFestival takes place on the Klewenalp. It lasts three days and offers a lot of folk music.

6th world record attempt

Together with the Swiss Yodelling Association and five sub-associations, Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG is planning a spectacular alphorn world record attempt on 31 August 2024. At least 555 alphorn players are to gather on the Klewenalp and play choral melodies together.

About the Klewenalp region

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The Klewenalp region is located in the canton of Nidwalden in central Switzerland. It is a popular excursion destination for hikers, bikers, winter sports enthusiasts and families.


Klewenalp is a hiking and winter sports area above Beckenried in the canton of Nidwalden. Klewenalp lies at 1600 metres above Lake Lucerne.


The economy of the Klewenalp region is strongly characterised by tourism. There is also agriculture.


The Klewenalp region has good transport links. It can be reached by car, bus and boat.

Leisure activities

The Klewenalp region offers a wide range of leisure activities. There are several hiking and biking trails, ski pistes and toboggan runs in the region.

Bonus tip: Discover Klewenalp with Foxtrail

Foxtrail Artemis Klewenalp Luzern Freunde

Foxtrail is a unique and interactive scavenger hunt that offers visitors an innovative way to discover Klewenalp and its sights. In this adventure, participants are guided through the region in teams, solving puzzles and deciphering clues to find the next location on their way. This experience is designed to not only encourage physical movement through nature, but also to challenge teamwork and logical thinking.

How does the Foxtrail on the Klewenalp work?

Starting point: Every Foxtrail begins at a fixed starting point, where teams receive their documents and initial instructions. This marks the start of their adventure through the Klewenalp.

Solve puzzles: Participants have to solve various puzzles that lead them to hidden messages, unusual places and impressive sights on the Klewenalp. The riddles are designed to encourage participants to take a closer look at the surroundings and engage with the history and culture of the region.

Team experience: Although Foxtrail can be experienced with family, friends or as a team-building activity with colleagues, the focus is on the shared experience. The tasks require communication and co-operation, which makes the whole thing a social experience.

By taking part in a Foxtrail on the Klewenalp, visitors are given the opportunity to explore the region in a fun way. They not only discover the well-known sights, but also hidden corners and special places that are off the beaten track. At the same time, they learn interesting facts about Klewenalp and its history, making the experience both educational and entertaining. Foxtrail thus offers a perfect combination of adventure, culture and fun, ideal for anyone who wants to discover Klewenalp in a unique and interactive way.

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