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Circling the summit – Stanserhorn

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  • Sunset behind Mt. Pilatus
    / Sunset behind Mt. Pilatus
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  • / Stanserhorn, view to Lake Sarnen
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  • / Stanserhorn, views of Mt. Titlis
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Stanserhorn – summit tour and place of power
Distance 1.2 km
0:30 h
66 m
66 m
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!

Author’s recommendation

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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Update: October 27, 2021
Highest point
1,895 m
Lowest point
1,831 m
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Tips and hints

More information:

Nidwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 2
6370 Stans
+41 41 610 88 33
info@nidwalden.com
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Visit nidwalden.com/culinary-hikes for more gastronomy from Nidwalden.

Nidwalden recipes to try out: nidwalden.com/recipes

 

 

Start

Stanserhorn (1,849 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'668'845E 1'198'087N
DD
46.930312, 8.342654
DMS
46°55'49.1"N 8°20'33.6"E
UTM
32T 449959 5197629
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Destination

Stanserhorn

Turn-by-turn 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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Zentralbahn railway between Lucerne and Stans

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'668'845E 1'198'087N
DD
46.930312, 8.342654
DMS
46°55'49.1"N 8°20'33.6"E
UTM
32T 449959 5197629
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

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Maria Wolff
August 24, 2021 · Community
Sehr angenehme, kurze Wanderung einmal um das Stanserhorn. Der Weg ist gepflastert oder mit Splint versehen. Man hat von den verschiedenen Aussichtspunkten tolle Rundumsichten auf den Pilatus, Vierwaldstätter See oder bis hin zum Jungfrauenjoch. Leider war jedoch das Panorama-Restaurant geschlossen und die Auswahl und vor allem die Qualität des Essens des Selbstbedieungsrestaurants liessen zu wünschen übrig.
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When did you do this route? August 23, 2021
Photo: Maria Wolff, Community
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Distance
1.2 km
Duration
0:30 h
Ascent
66 m
Descent
66 m
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