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Circling the summit – Stanserhorn

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  • Sunset behind Mt. Pilatus
    / Sunset behind Mt. Pilatus
    Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Stanserhorn, view to Lake Sarnen
    Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Selfie time at Stanserhorn
    Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Views
    Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Stanserhorn, views of Mt. Titlis
    Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Stanserhorn, summit tour
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  • / Stanserhorn
    Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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Stanserhorn – summit tour and place of power
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

Älplermagronen are a feast for the palate and come in an Edelweiss pot for two or more persons. 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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Updated: August 13, 2020

Highest point
1895 m
Lowest point
1831 m
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Tips, hints and links

Visit nidwalden.com/culinary-hikes for more gastronomy from Nidwalden.

Start

Stanserhorn (1849 m)
Coordinates:
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.

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Public transport

Public transport friendly

Zentralbahn railway between Lucerne and Stans

Coordinates

DD
46.930312, 8.342654
DMS
46°55'49.1"N 8°20'33.6"E
UTM
32T 449959 5197629
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Distance
1.2 km
Duration
0:30h
Ascent
66 m
Descent
66 m
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