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Felsenweg and Hammetschwand Lift

Brochure "Bürgenberg experience"
Brochure "Bürgenberg experience"
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Sunset at Hammetschwand,
photo: Verein Weg der Schweiz und Waldstätterweg

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View point "Känzeli",
photo: outsideisfree.ch

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photo: Christina Bucher

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Views of Lake Lucerne,
photo: Christina Bucher

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Sunset at Hammetschwand,
photo: Christina Bucher



The Bürgenstock Felsenweg and the Hammetschwand Lift are currently closed.
The Hammetschwand viewpoint can be reached via the hiking trails.

The reopening will be in spring 2021, depends on the snow and weather conditions (expected end of may 2021).  As soon as the Felsenweg and the Hammetschwand Lift are opened, this will be communicated here.

Felsenweg (rock path)

The Felsenweg was built between 1900 and 1905 and leads high above Lake Lucerne from Bürgenstock Resort to the Känzeli view point. It is accessible during the summer months from about May to October. The dates of opening in spring and closing in autumn are communicated on www.felsenweg.ch.


Length 5km
Suitable for wheelchairs and prams Yes, on the legth of the Felsenweg
Condition easy

Hammetschwand Lift

Approximately 30 minutes' walk from the Bürgenstock Resort.

The Hammetschwand Lift is also a special building. In one minute, the highest outdoor lift in Europe (152.8 m) leads from the Felsenweg to the Hammetschwand. At the top you can expect a fantastic view, a mountain restaurant and a picnic area. The lift runs during the summer months and is closed in winter and reopened in spring at the same time as the Felsenweg.

Arrival from Lucerne

By boat & funicular

Boat: Luzern - Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock, current timetable
Funicular: Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock, Price list, offers & tickets​​​​

By train & bus

Train: Luzern - Stansstad
Bus: Stansstad - Bürgenstock, Zentrum (Resort), timetable

By the car

Car: Luzern - Stansstad, P+Rail Stansstad
Bus: Stansstad - Bürgenstock, Zentrum (Resort), timetable