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Circling the summit – Stanserhorn

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
1.2 km
Travel time
0 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Circling the summit – Stanserhorn
Sonnenuntergang hinter dem Pilatus
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Circling the summit – Stanserhorn
Stanserhorn, Blick Richtung Sarnersee
Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Circling the summit – Stanserhorn
Stanserhorn Selfies
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Circling the summit – Stanserhorn
Stanserhorn Aussicht
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Circling the summit – Stanserhorn
Stanserhorn, Blick zum Titlis
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Circling the summit – Stanserhorn
Stanserhorn, Gipfelrundgang
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Circling the summit – Stanserhorn
Stanserhorn, Blick Richtung Brünig
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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Stanserhorn – summit tour and place of power
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!

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Stanserhorn
Point of arrival
Stanserhorn
Difficulty
Unknown
Condition
0 / 6
Ascent
66 m
Descent
66 m
Best Time of Year
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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.
Author’s advice
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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Good to know

Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport
Zentralbahn railway between Lucerne and Stans
Further information & links
Visit nidwalden.com/culinary-hikes for more gastronomy from Nidwalden.