Stanserhorn - Central Switzerland
Stunning views over 10 lakes and 100km of alpine ranges
From Lucerne 91 Sfr or 50 Sfr with your Half Fare Card. FREE with the Tell Pass and the Swiss Travel Pass (from 2018)
If you are looking for somewhere to enjoy the views over Central Switzerland, Stanserhorn is perfect for you. The Stanserhorn offers views from 1,898m over lakes, mountain ranges and three countries! A highly recommended way to enjoy the fabulous views is in the revolving restaurant or on the viewing platform. Stanserhorn is open from April to November.
Convertible Cable Car: The double decker cable car has an open upper deck for 30 people and gives a fantastic 360 degree panorama to the Stanserhorn. A unique experience!
Revolving Restaurant: It takes 43 minutes for the Rondorama restaurant to turn on its axis, offering a stunning panoramic experience. There is a self-service buffet with a wide selection of meals to enjoy while you look out over the wonderful scenery.
Viewing Platform: This unique viewing platform in the heart of Switzerland offers you a clear view of the Säntis Mountain, Finsteraarhorn, Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and the Brienzer Rothorn. On a clear day the view can extend to the Vosges in Alsace and the Feldberg in the Black Forest.
Marmot Park: Take a visit to the Stanserhorn marmot park and walk along the Rock-Gipfelweg trail leading to the summit, where at the highest point you can enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panorama. In clear weather, the huge mountains feel as if they are close enough to touch.
The 'Lazy Mountain': Relax on deck chairs amidst the magnificient panoramic Stanserhorn surroundings. Bring a snack and a book and enjoy the ultimate mountain relaxation.
Hiking: Mount Stanserhorn is the perfect mountain for hiking. Whether a 30 minute walk around the peak or a 4 hour hike from Stans up to the very top, it has options for all abilities. Beautiful views over Stans, the valley of Engelberg or the canton of Obwalden can be enjoyed during the hike. Please click here for more hiking details.
By Boat: A relaxing and glorious way to reach the Stanserhorn Bahn is by taking the boat from Lucerne to Stans which takes approximately 75 minutes. From Stans to Stanserhorn the first leg of the journey is by funicular railway and the second leg is by cable car (25 minutes).
By Train: From Lucerne you can take the train to Stans, which takes 19 minutes and as above you would take the funicular and cable car from Stans to Stanserhorn.
By Car: If you are travelling by car, take exit Stans Nord from the motorway and follow the signs towards the village. The base station of the Stanserhorn train is on the right hand side.
More things to see and do in Central Switzerland
There are so many wonderful days out to enjoy in this beautiful area. There are incomparable mountain vistas to enjoy, leisurely cruises on a nostalgic paddle steamer, walks through stunning scenery and a whole host of fabulous journeys on mountain railways, cable cars and funiculars.
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Your choice of resorts and hotels in Central Switzerland
Not sure where to base yourself for this wonderful excursion? You can find out more about the Central Switzerland region, the selection of resorts and the list of hotels on this website. Alternatively we will be happy to help you with your holiday plans on 0800 619 1200.