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Rail replacement

From 18 October to 14 November 2021, the Lucerne-Lucerne Allmend/Messe railway line will be closed due to expansion work. Rail replacement buses will operate.

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
7.3 km
Travel time
approx. 2h
Tour details
Tour details
Around Stans
On the narrow path, views of Mt. Pilatus
Photo: Christina Bucher, Nidwalden Tourismus
Around Stans
Älplermagronen im Restaurant Rondorama, auf dem Stanserhorn
Photo: CarbiO Stanserhorn Bahn, Nidwalden Tourismus
Around Stans
Wilerrank, narrow path to Wächselacher
Photo: Christina Bucher, Nidwalden Tourismus
Around Stans
Huobliegg, views of Buochserhorn
Photo: Christina Bucher, Nidwalden Tourismus
Around Stans
Huobliegg, above Stans
Photo: Christina Bucher, Nidwalden Tourismus
Around Stans
Kniri, above Stans
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Nidwalden Tourismus
Around Stans
Stanser Wuche-Märcht, auf dem Dorfplatz
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Nidwalden Tourismus
Around Stans
Huobliegg, above Stans
Photo: Christina Bucher, Nidwalden Tourismus
Around Stans
Ober Hostatt, oberhalt Stans
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Nidwalden Tourismus
Around Stans
Cordon bleu at Hotel Engel in Stans
Photo: Hotel Engel, Stans, Nidwalden Tourismus
Around Stans
Winkelried monument
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Nidwalden Tourismus
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Stans station – Wächselacher – Wirzboden – Huebliegg – Stans
The cantonal capital can be viewed from a number of different angles. This two-hour walk is signposted "Rund um Stans" (around Stans) and takes you through residential neighbourhoods, past pretty farmhouses and to the romantic Hueblimatt vantage point. If it's a Saturday morning, fortify yourself for the walk with a visit to the local "Wuche-Märcht" (weekly market), which is held from late April to early November. 

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Stans, station
Point of arrival
Stans, station
Difficulty
Easy
Condition
1 / 6
Ascent
154 m
Descent
154 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Directions
Starting at Stans railway station, head for Ebene in the Wächselacher area, then enter the Niederdorf quarter and head towards the Länderpark shopping centre. Now aim for Ennetmoserstrasse and, west of Wirzboden, ascend up to Ober Hostatt past the flood protection barriers. You now come to the panoramic section above Stans to Chlostermatt and the Huebliegg: not for nothing are there benches here! Following Huebstrasse, you reach the Heinrich chapel then the Wilerrank. A narrow field path takes you back to the Wächselacher area.
Author’s advice
There are many culinary highlights to discover in Stans. For example, the delicious Cordon Bleus at the Hotel Restaurant Engel or the baked "Geisschäs" from Meierskählen and the "Rindskopfbäggli" at the Restaurant Stärne. In the CULINARIUM ALPINUM in the former Capuchin monastery, you will encounter regional products such as milk caramel. 
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Arrival / Return journey
Stans
Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport
Stans station, Zentralbahn
Further information & links
More information:

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

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Nidwalden recipes to try out: nidwalden.com/recipes