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Mettlenalp – Stächelegg – Napf Circular Walk

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  • Berghotel Napf.
    / Berghotel Napf.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Gemütlicher Wanderauftakt bei der Mettlenalp.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Mettlenalp.
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  • / Begegnung mit Ziegen nahe Stächelegg.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Blick auf Stächelegg und Napf.
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  • / Wegweiser bei Stächelegg.
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  • / Alpwirtschaft Stächelegg
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  • / Alpwirtschaft Stächelegg.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Napf-Gipfel.
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  • / Wandern am Napf.
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  • / Ausblick vom Napf.
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  • / Berghotel Napf.
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  • / Berghotel Napf.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Fototime am Napf.
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  • / Abstieg vom Napf in Richtung Mettlenalp.
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  • / Restaurant Mettlenalp.
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This circular walk goes up the Bern side of the popular Napf panorama mountain to the mountain hotel at its peak. Starting from the Mettlenalp, the walk will take you up to the magnificent panorama via the Stächelegg Alpine restaurant.
moderate
6.2 km
2:30 h
367 m
367 m
The Napf summit is the highest lookout point between the Emmental and the Entlebuch. There are no roads or cable cars to the summit; the only way to reach the restaurant at the top is on foot or by bike. You can climb up from the Bernese, as well as the Lucerne side. The quickest way to get up from the Mettlenalp is via a steep path. But this circular walk is recommended for those walkers who are looking for something a little less strenuous. Like the direct route, it begins on the Mettlenalp but then goes up via the Stächelegg Alpine restaurant. A stop at this friendly pub is definitely worthwhile, especially on fine weather days when there will be hardly any space left in front of or inside the mountain hotel on the Napf. The return route then leads steeply down on the direct path to the starting point on the Mettlenalp.

Author’s recommendation

On your return journey from the Mettlenalp you can stop off in Trubschachen and visit Kambly's Adventure World (­with factory shop).
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Author
Jochen Ihle 
Updated: April 15, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1405 m
Lowest point
1052 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Rest Stop

Mettlenalp
Berghotel Napf
Alpwirtschaft Stächelegg

Safety information

Easy circular walk on marked paths. Climb grade: T2.

Tips, hints and links

Emmental Tourismus, Bahnhofstrasse 14, 3401 Burgdorf, Tel. +41 (0) 34 402 42 52, www.emmental.ch 

Berghotel Napf, Tel. +41 (0) 34 495 54 08, www.hotelnapf.ch

Restaurant Mettlenalp, Tel. +41 (0) 34 495 54 08, www.mettlenalp.ch

www.luthern-bad.ch

www.natuerlich-luthertal.ch

Kambly Erlebnis, Mühlestrasse 8, 3555 Trubschachen, Tel. +41 (0) 34 495 02 22, www.kambly.com

Start

Mettlenalp (1052 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.994305, 7.941810
UTM
32T 419542 5205074

Destination

Mettlenalp

Turn-by-turn directions

Mettlenalp (1052 m) – Mettelschwand (1210 m) – Stächelegg (1304 m) – Napf (1408 m) – Mettlenalp.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Travel by train to Trubschachen.

The BLS hiking bus goes to the Mettlenalp and back every Sunday, from May to October.

Travel times for BLS buses can be found at www.bls.ch 

Getting there

Travel by car to the Mettlenalp via Trubschachen.

Parking

Car parking spaces are provided on the Mettlenalp.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Wandermagazin SCHWEIZ, Ausgabe 7/8/2017: Die schönsten Rundwanderungen. Rothus-Verlag, Solothurn, www.wanderwege.ch

Author’s map recommendations

LK 1:50.000, 244T Escholzmatt.

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Equipment

Normal hiking equipment.

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Reviews

4.0
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Silvia Weber
October 12, 2019 · Community
Es war eine schöne Herbstwanderung, mit toller Aussicht oben, nicht ganz Stahlblau aber trotzdem schön. Grandioses Bergpanorama 360°.Hat sich gelohnt.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.2 km
Duration
2:30h
Ascent
367 m
Descent
367 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Summit route

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