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 belongs to the municipality of Stansstad and is idyllically situated on Lake Lucerne and at the foot of the Bürgenstock. The place name first appeared in written form as "Chirsitun" in 1218. It is assumed that this originally meant a place where there were many cherry trees. But other fruit trees such as apple, pear, plum and chestnut trees also have a tradition in Kehrsiten. A freely accessible fruit nature trail leads past around 30 traditional fruit varieties. Remains of a Neolithic pile-dwelling settlement suggest that Kehrsiten was already inhabited 4000 years BC. Since June 2011, the settlement in Kehrsiten has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is of national importance.

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 (15 MB)
  • Schiff Fahrplan Bürgenstock Shuttle 2021 (223 KB)

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