Schmetterling Schwalbenschwanz auf Blume

Lungern Butterfly Trail

In the Eldorado of butterflies

The hike on the scenic high path over the Dundelegg runs through an area that is extremely rich in butterflies. It begins at the Turren cable car mountain station, leads via Feldmoos and Juch to Bürglen and ends in Kaiserstuhl.

Countless butterflies dangle dreamily over the dry meadows on the sunny slopes of the Lungernsee. Nowhere else in Switzerland have so many different butterfly species been counted as here. The “Butterfly Trail” is dedicated to this ecological wealth. Many of the butterflies that live here are presented on the 17 information boards along the nature trail. You will receive information about the most species-rich butterfly area in Switzerland.

The hike is also recommended because of the magnificent view, the varied landscape and the diverse flora and fauna. On the high path over the Dundelegg you can enjoy a clear view of Pilatus and Stanserhorn, as well as Lake Sarnen and Lake Lucerne.

The hike is well signposted in the area with Schweiz Mobil Rute 575

Pictures butterfly trail

Map butterfly trail 575, SwitzerlandMobility

Butterfly trail circular hike

The small circular hike on the butterfly path starts and ends at the mountain station of the cable car.
For the first stage, follow the signs from the butterfly trail 575 to Sädel. After you have thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful panorama of the Central Swiss Alps at Sädel, continue on the butterfly path to Feldmoos at point 1491. Shortly before the alpine hut, the signpost branches off to the right to Aegertenwald / Dundel, which you follow. The mountain path ends after a short descent in a gravel road that later joins the Dundelstrasse. Follow the road uphill to Dundel, and further back to the starting point of Turren.
Hiking time approx. 2 hours 45 minutes. Ascent 492m, descent 492m