Hallo zäme ich bin seit ein paar Jahren am Jurahöhenweg ;-) da ich immer wieder andere Wanderungen sehe die mir gefallen komme ich nicht weiter , als nächstes habe ich zwar jetzt vor von der Staffelegg zum Hauenstein zu machen, und im August habe ich Ferien da will ich mir mal eine ganze Woche dazu Zeit nehmen,
Hat von euch den ganzen Jurahöhenweg Nr 5 gemacht?
Easy Round Tour from Pilgrim Village Maria Rickenbach
Cable car to Niederrickenbach
Pilgrim Village of Maria Rickenbach (Niederrickenbach)
View toward Engelberg Valley.
View of Niederrickenbach.
The road from Bleiki to the cross.
View to Gibel with Mount Stanserhorn in the background.
Heading down to Gibel
Heading back along the mountain to Niederrickenbach
Convent of Maria Rickenbach (on a different day, with fog in the valley)
Niederrickenbach - Bleiki - Niederrickenbach
Published on 04.01.2016 by GabrielleMerk | 12355 points | Tour Date: 27.12.2015 | Favourite Entries (6)
This easy 2-hour round tour is a favourite for a Sunday afternoon or even for a quick tour after work on a summer evening!
The location of this idyllic mountain pilgrim village (convent village with gardens and a shop where the sisters sell the products they make: teas, ointments, liqueurs) is very central in Switzerland, near Lucerne, and easy to get to.
Before starting on the hike you walk through the little village, and the pilgrim's church is worth a peek. Then the trail leads up a paved mountain road to a picnic spot at the foot of the Musenalp where you can roast sausages. The uphill portion to the cheese dairy at Bleiki is a short and easy trek. At the dairy you can also buy homemade cheese.
A level road from the dairy to the lookout point at the cross affords spectacular views into the Engelberg Valley and to the Stanserhorn in the West. More easy walking on level roads to the descent through a meadow and return to the village along a forest trail.
Maria-Rickenbach has a pilgrimage history of over 470 years. Legend has it that a farmer's boy rescued a statue of the Madonna in 1528 during the Reformation when religious statuary was being destroyed, and brought it to this location. He hid it in a tree and when he went to retrieve it, the statue could not be removed. Locals like to think that the peaceful environment pleased her so much that she decided to stay.