What do the Nidwalders drink? What crazy celebrations do the Nidwaldens celebrate and why are Nidwalds booked all the way to Shanghai? Learn exciting facts about the diverse canton of Nidwalden in eight pictures.
«Bratchäs» (melted cheese) has been part of life in Nidwalden since the historic «Rütlischwur» oath. With a weight of one kilogramm, this round, semihard cheese is ideal for melting. A typical accompaniment is «Kafi Träsch» (coffee with schnapps).
The Teffli-Rally takes place in Ennetmoos every two years, with 200 riders, howling engines, a lot of dirt and a huge party to boot.
The some 30 small cable cars in Nidwalden are national treasures. They connect mountain farms, transport children to school and are popular among hikers and visitors.
Nidwalden has 600 km of panoramic hiking trails. The views are phenomenal – so much so that you may even miss the train looking at them.
Ski racer Marco Odermatt from Buochs skiing down the slopes in the Engelberg Titlis ski resort. At the age of 20, he became a five-time Junior World Champion. Today, he travels the globe on the hunt for World Cup points.
«Die Wiesenberger» are probably the most popular and well-known yodelling club across Switzerland. When it comes to their connection to Nidwalden, it’s a case of “Ewigi Liäbi” (eternal love).
At its first rollout, the business jet Pilatus PC-24 is being pulled over the runway by Swiss Army horses.
A festival where love is always in the air. At the “Älperchilbi” alpine carnival, farmers celebrate the end of a fruitful and accident-free summer.