Stanserhorn day trip from Zurich

Stanserhorn day trip from Zurich

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Lucas
Lucas
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May 13, 2018 - 1:35 AM in reply to Shrutihegde

Awesome,

Glad you had a good time!

BinuMenon
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May 14, 2018 - 10:09 AM

Hello Lucas,

Your description is so tempting. So, if I want to choose between Mt Pilatus, Rigi and Stanserhorn , which one you suggest?

Thanks,

Binu Menon

Chantal
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May 14, 2018 - 4:12 PM in reply to BinuMenon

Hi Binu,

Lucas is back on Wednesday.

In the end it's a personal choice. What one likes might be different for you. Stanserhorn and Mt. Pilatus are quite near each other with similar views.

BinuMenon
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May 15, 2018 - 12:49 AM in reply to Chantal

Thanks Chantal. So, how different is Rigi compared to these two?

Slowpoke
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May 15, 2018 - 1:01 AM in reply to BinuMenon

<<"Thanks Chantal. So, how different is Rigi compared to these two?">>

www.myswissalps.com/ri gi

Lower, Less "alpine" More trails. More places to eat and walk than Pilatus.

Slowpoke

RAHEJAPARAG
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May 26, 2018 - 9:38 AM

Hi Lucas

I'm visiting Swiss soon and Stanserhorn is on my list. Considering that these days it'll be crowded, you said about the boarding pass. How does that work? Do we need to buy them even if we have Swiss pass? and if there are already long ques then how can we go wander the town?

Thanks

Lucas
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May 26, 2018 - 2:28 PM in reply to Shrutihegde

Thanks Shruti!

I think Stanserhorn is a little less known compared to the other mountains near Lucerne - it wasn't too busy when I was there either.

If you have time after your trip please do write a trip report (with pics if you have them) here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/forum/tripreport s

Thanks again

Shrutihegde
Shrutihegde
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May 28, 2018 - 12:43 PM in reply to Lucas

Hey Lucas,

Sure! I intend to do that. Infact want to write about our entire Switzerland trip of 8 days which was a great success thanks to many of the tips n information we got on myswissalps.com. will write the trip report in few days :)

Regards

Shruti

Slowpoke
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May 28, 2018 - 2:49 PM in reply to RAHEJAPARAG

<<"I'm visiting Swiss soon and Stanserhorn is on my list. Considering that

these days it'll be crowded, you said about the boarding pass. How does

that work? Do we need to buy them even if we have Swiss pass? and if

there are already long ques then how can we go wander the town?">>

Hi Rahejaparag -

Welcome to My Swiss Alps.

We usually ask posters to start their own new thread....easier to keep track of for you and us in the future.

However, your question is relevant to this thread.

I noticed that no one answered. I don't know for sure, but experience tells me that with any kind of rail pass in similar circumstances,, you need to get separate ticket ( or "boarding pass") for the mountain transport.

At a minimum it helps the keep track of their passengers.

Slowpoke

Lucas
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May 28, 2018 - 7:47 PM in reply to RAHEJAPARAG

Yes, the boarding pass is extra and optional if you want it for 5chf. It has a time on it so you can wander the "village" and return for your departure.

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May 29, 2018 - 2:18 AM in reply to RAHEJAPARAG

>> boarding pass. How does that work? Do we need to buy them even if we have Swiss pass?

Every passenger must have a boarding pass on days of beautiful weather, when a large number of visitors are expected. This applies to everyone, regardless of what type of pass or ticket you have for the trip.

You have two options for getting it:

  • At the valley station in Stans (for free).
  • Online at a cost of CHF 5. You must be able to print it out though. You can then use the printed boarding pass both for boarding at your reserved time, and as a voucher to get CHF 5 off any purchases at Restaurant Rondorama or the shop.

There is more information here:

www.stanserhorn.ch/en/ travel/boarding_pass/

Alpenrose

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Lucas
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May 29, 2018 - 6:20 AM in reply to Removed user

Ha! Ours were optional and on a beautiful day but I guess they weren't expecting a lot of visitors! :)

RAHEJAPARAG
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Jun 4, 2018 - 3:18 AM

Hello all

Can we book tickets to stanserhorn (or may be others like Pilatus etc) before we reach there so that we do not have to be in que once we are there?

thanks

Lucas
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Jun 4, 2018 - 6:19 AM in reply to RAHEJAPARAG

Yes, you can buy the boarding pass I mentioned on my first post. Read more about it here: https://www.stanserhor n.ch/en/travel/boardin g_pass/

rockoyster
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Jun 4, 2018 - 6:29 AM in reply to RAHEJAPARAG

At Pilatus you need to get a card with a magnetic stripe to get through the turnstiles. You have to get that at the ticket office so need to visit there. There was no queue at all at Kriens in 2nd week in June last year.

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