Jun 24, 2018 - 12:15 PM
Am writing this trip report to express tonnes of gratitude to the team of Myswissalps.com & to Lucas whose report on Stanserhorn made us plan a trip at the last moment (https://www.myswissalp s.com/forum/topic/stan serhorn-day-trip-from-zurich). Actually we had a day planned for Pilatus & were thinking what to do if that gets over before evening which indeed was the case. Since we had Swiss pass we were trying to look for options which are covered under Swiss pass & thats how we stumbled upon Stanserhorn. The moment I read that "Cabrio" is the first open cable car i was curious.
We started from Lucerne by train & reached Stans station which is on the way to Engelberg but the train frequency is more compared to Engelberg. From station its a walkable distance to the funicular station. The funicular itself is wooden & gives you a rustic feeling. In the next stop we changed to Cabrio & thanks to the information we had from here, took our place in the upper compartment of the double decker cabrio. The journey uphill itself was worth the efforts. Being in an open cable car was a truly exciting experience. On reaching the top we found a nice restaurant & some viewing galleries. But we choose to take the walking path around & explore the peak. We were practically all by ourselves which was pleasant as well as surprising considering the crowds of tourists we encountered in all the other peaks. On top most point there are some wooden benches & a fire was lit. A family was found to be making barbecue & having a quite picnic. We also spotted "Murmeli" which are called "Marmot" in english. My daughter loved it. Finally we descended, had some french fries & coffee at the cafe; we choose to sit in the open though, enjoying the views. We were back in Stans staion so as to take the next station to Lucerne. All in all the trip took 4 - 5 hours & its verymuch doable in a half day time. I am posting some pics we took during our trip here. Hope my report shall be of some help to the fellow tourists.
Thanks again the whole team of Myswissalps.com. You guys are doing a marvellous job. All the very best. If time permits I shall write some more tour reports of our 8 day Switzerland trip which was an unforgettable one for the three of us :)