May 30, 2017 - 10:51 AM
I thought I would make a quick trip report on my recent visit to the Stanserhorn the other day (late May).
I traveled from Zurich to Stanserhorn via Luzern.
45 minutes direct train to Luzern. Then an easy 10-minute connection time at Luzern train station and about 15/20 minutes to Stans.
From the Stans train station you have about a 5-7 minute walk across town (well-signed) to your first stop to board the funicular.
We arrived on a holiday Thursday (with very good weather!) at about 10am and there was no line up at all! On busy days they sell you a 5chf boarding pass for a specific time so you can wander the town a bit if there are long lines (this boarding pass can be used as a voucher at the restaurant or souvenir shop).
The Funicular takes you on about a 10 minute trip up the mountain where you switch to the “Cabrio” gondola; which has access to the roof for you to enjoy an ‘open-air’ ride to the top (about 1900 meters).
At the top, there is a large cafeteria-style restaurant with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.
We enjoyed a nice lunch at the top with some amazing views of nearby mountains (you can see all the big mountains of Switzerland from here if it isn’t too cloudy) and also Lake Luzern (Vierwaldstättersee).
We walked up to the peak (less than 10 minutes from the Gondola station) and enjoyed the views and took pictures. There are some nice walking trails around the top (short and very long) and you can hike up or down the mountain if you like! (5 hours estimated hike up and it is very steep).
All in all we spent about 2 or 2.5 hours at the top with lunch before heading to Luzern for an hour (it was 30 degrees that day) for ice cream on the lake, before heading back to Zurich.
It was a great trip and a nice, easy alternative to the more popular nearby mountains of Pilatus, Titlis and Rigi.
Pictures are attached - on a good day you can see the Eiger, Jungfraujoch and many others. Mt. Pilatus (pic "Pano2001") is very close to Stanserhorn.
Last modified on May 30, 2017 - 10:55 AM by Lucas
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