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Stanserhorn Hiking - Central Switzerland A selection of hiking routes

Stans - Stanserhorn


From Stans you walk past the Maria zum Schnee chapel (built in 1689) in the Chniri Chälti Blumatt and continue through the tranquil forests to Alp Blumatt. Continue on the trail leading over steep mountain meadows and through cool groves of trees. Here you can enjoy an impressive view out into the wide fields and over Lake Lucerne. Then continue through the beautiful natural forest to the romantically situated Rinderalp. From there, the mountain trail leads you to the east ridge of the Stanserhorn.
Hike takes approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes



Stans - Stanserhorn via Wässerli or Ebnet


From Chälti Chniriwald the trail leads you through the Chniri forest. You will see a wonderful clear views over the lake. The route via Wässerli is very pleasant and is a shadier route than hike 1 above as you are covered by the forest. There are 2 routes you can take to get to the Stanserhorn and they will meet eachother near Alp Blumatt. Route 2b leads you through the forest.
Hike 2a takes approximately 4 hours 30 minutes
Hike 2b takes approximately 4 hours 15 minutes

Stanserhorn Wirzweli


From Stanserhorn Kulm take the trail which leads you to the cliff trail Adlerfluh. Once you reach Adlerfluh you will be greeted by beautiful views onto Obwalden and the Bernese Alps. At this point there is quite a quick difference in altitude, however, you will be rewarded with a stunning panorama. Continue on the path which zig zags down to Chrinnenalp and along to the east slope of the Chli Alp horn and Sulzmattli. From Sulzmattli the path takes you approximately 10 minutes across the road to the Stanglisbüel Pass and then down to Wirzweli.

Hike takes approximately 2 hours 30 minutes


The Geoweg


The Geo-trail was created in cooperation with the WWF and runs on existing routes. On the trail you learn about the geology and the botany of the Stanserhorn. Along the route you can also enjoy the largest art gallery in the Canton.

Hike takes approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

Stanserhorn - Sarner Aa - Valley


From Stanserhorn take the trail to ächelipass and enjoy fantastic views of the Obwalden and the Bernese Alps. Follow the ächerlistrasse for about half an hour till you get to Schwendiflue. From Schwendiflue you can hike through the cool pine forest to Alp Chlingen. High above the Sarnertal you will be rewarded with a gret view before you descend to the Kernser Schwandi. From Schwandi it continues on via Sand to the idyllic St. Jakob/Ennetmoos or through Kerns towards Sarnen.

Hike takes approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

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