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Felsenweg and Hammetschwand Lift

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Sunset at Hammetschwand

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View point "Känzeli"

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Views of Lake Lucerne

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Sunset at Hammetschwand



Important information

The section from Hammetschwand Lift to Känzeli Honegg of the Bürgenberg rock path is currently closed. This is due to a rockfall which occurred last Friday and caused damage to the safety installations of the path. No persons have been injured. The Hammetschwand Lift is still open.

13 October 2020

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.

Opening hours and prices

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