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Stansstad: Obbürgen, Bürgenstock, Fürigen and Kehrsiten

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The impressive Bürgenstock Resort, Photo: Bürgenstock Hotels AG





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Recreation on the Bürgenberg with the best view, Photo: Bürgenstock Hotels AG





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The hidden fortress Fürigen in Stansstad

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View from the Schnitzturm in Stansstad


History and glamour. The village of Stansstad and the Bürgenstock mountain are located on Lake Lucerne in the midst of enchanting scenery, so it comes as no surprise that the region was inhabited more than 2000 years ago and, more recently, attracted world-famous celebrities.

The famous Bürgenstock Resort

Boat and funicular, footpaths, PostBus: the Bürgenstock can be reached any number of ways. With four hotels, international restaurants, sports facilities and a fantastic spa complex, the Bürgenstock Resort is unique worldwide. The resort experienced its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, welcoming world stars such as Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren. Much more recently, nine years were spent renovating it in readiness for its reopening in the summer of 2017.

Felsenweg Bürgenstock
The famous Cliff Path "Felsenweg" is open from Mai to October, depending on the weather and snow. During winter, the Felsenweg and Hammetschwand-Lift are closed. Further hiking tips can be found on the folding map "Bürgenberg-Erlebnis".

Directions The Bürgenstock is a 30-minute drive away. The resort can also be reached by boat, train, footpath or bus.


The lake and the mountains are in close proximity in Stansstad. What better than a dip in the clean, refreshing water after a hike or an MTB or roller-skating tour? History and culture vultures will enjoy the exhibitions in the Sust building or concealed Fort Fürigen. Sust Stansstad usually hosts four art exhibitions a year, organised by the Stansstad Cultural Commission. Most of the artists come from the region.

Directions Stansstad is a 20-minute drive from Lucerne, but it can also be reached by train, bus or boat.

Obbürgen & Fürigen

On the Obbürgen plateau there are cow meadows as far as the eye can see. The contrast to the five-star hotels could not be bigger. If you want to get to know the rural side of Bürgenberg, the best thing to do is to visit a cosy tavolata with a farmer's wife, go for a ride with the pony Bonita or try Sbrinz at the Boden mountain cheese dairy.

Kehrsiten - pile dwelling settlement

In 2003 a recreational diver chanced on the remains of a pile dwelling settlement dating back to 4100-3100 BC. The settlement in Kehrsiten is now a UNESCO world heritage site of national importance.

Fruit educational trail
A freely accessible fruit nature trail leads past around 26 traditional fruit varieties. Some of them are ProSpecieRara varieties. These are site-specific cultivated plants that are threatened with extinction. The trees are cultivated by Christoph Ulrich & Luzia Zwyssig from the organic farm Hobiel.

Traffic obstructions Kehrsitenstrasse

The Kehrsitenstrasse will be completely renovated in the next few years.

01.05.21 - 26.09.21: The road open and passable for residents and with special permit. However, the regulation with the Sunday driving ban in the summer months must still be observed.

27.09.21 - 22.10.21: The road will be closed on weekdays from 8.00-12.00 and 13.30-17.00.

25.10.21 - 14.04.22: The road is closed. The car ferry operates.

More informations

Directions By boat you reach the two boat stations Kehrsiten-Dorf and Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock. From Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock to Bürgenstock you can take the funicular railway "Bürgenstock Bahn".


Brochures for download

  • Brochure "Erlebnis Bürgenberg" (6 MB)
  • Overview Bürgenstock Resort (1 MB)
  • Map of Kehrsiten and fruit trail (7 MB)
  • Schiff Fahrplan Bürgenstock Shuttle 2021 (160 KB)

Sunset on Bürgenstock