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Circling the summit – Stanserhorn

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
1.2 km
Travel time
approx. 0 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Circling the summit – Stanserhorn
Sunset behind Mt. Pilatus
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Nidwalden Tourismus
Circling the summit – Stanserhorn
Stanserhorn, view to Lake Sarnen
Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Circling the summit – Stanserhorn
Selfie time at Stanserhorn
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Nidwalden Tourismus
Circling the summit – Stanserhorn
Views
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Nidwalden Tourismus
Circling the summit – Stanserhorn
Stanserhorn, views of Mt. Titlis
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Nidwalden Tourismus
Circling the summit – Stanserhorn
Stanserhorn, summit tour
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Nidwalden Tourismus
Circling the summit – Stanserhorn
Stanserhorn
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Nidwalden Tourismus
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Stanserhorn – summit tour and place of power
The walk around the summit takes just thirty minutes, but that's not counting pausing to admire the views towards Brünig at the "Adlerhorst" (eagle's eyrie), identifying the Mönch left of the Eiger, observing the marmots, and sensing the 22,000 Bovis units of "subtle energy". A visit to the Rondorama revolving restaurant or terrace forms part of any outing to the Stanserhorn. The most popular dish here by far is Älplermagronen, made with ingredients sourced from the region and the Alps. The restaurant on the Stanserhorn serves 18,000 portions every season!

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Stanserhorn
Point of arrival
Stanserhorn
Difficulty
Unknown
Condition
0 / 6
Ascent
66 m
Descent
66 m
Best Time of Year
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Directions
After the trip up the mountain on the open-air upper deck of the CabriO cable car, the walk around the summit begins by the terrace. It starts off flat as far as the first vantage point looking towards Obwalden, Brünig and the Bernese Alps. The view stretches as far as the Mönch, Eiger and Jungfrau – unusually, in that order (it's usually Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau). You then negotiate steps to the second vantage point: this time you're looking towards Lucerne. There's another ascent to the actual summit at alt. 1897 m. The descent takes you past marmot burrows and the paraglider/hang glider launch pad.
Author’s advice
Try the delicious Älplermagronen in the Rondorama restaurant.  The sun can be enjoyed on the terrace by the upper cableway terminus or on the large meadow at the summit.
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Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport
Zentralbahn railway between Lucerne and Stans
Further information & links
More information:

Nidwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 2
6370 Stans
+41 41 610 88 33
infonidwalden.com
nidwalden.com

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