The Stanserhorn is a mountain of 1850 m with a panoramic restaurant and several hiking opportunities.
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Attraction type: natural site, mountain top, by cable car
Escort: independent (no guide)
Region: Lake Lucerne (Central Switzerland)
Duration: 1 day or less
A trip to the Stanserhorn
The Stanserhorn can be reached from the village of Stans, where you take the funicular and the cable car up the mountain. The cable car, called CabriO, has two decks. The upper deck is open and offers a great opportunity to take pictures.
A wide view unfolds at the top. You can see the Pilatus and Lake Lucerne in the north, and the Bernese Alps in the south. There is a 30 minute walking path on the summit, but the Stanserhorn is also the starting point for much longer hikes into the valley. Also there's a small mountain marmot zoo where you can watch the animals up close.
In favorable weather conditions, paragliders will take off close to the cable car station. If you’re up for some adventure, you can book a hang gliding tandem flight, allowing you to fly like a bird over the Lake Lucerne area in 20 to 60 minutes before arriving down in the valley near Stans. For those who’d rather relax, there’s a designated “lazy zone” at the top, allowing you to take in the panorama from comfortable lounge chairs.
The panoramic restaurant has a section with a revolving floor, allowing guests to view the 360° panorama in 45 minutes, without leaving their seat.
Check the weather forecast to make sure it will be clear enough to enjoy the views.