Stanserhorn – the friendliest mountain

Stans, Lucerne – Lake Lucerne

Stanserhorn, Cabrio-Bahn

Stanserhorn, Cabrio-Bahn

Stanserhorn, Cabrio-Bahn

Stanserhorn, Cabrio-Bahn

Stanserhorn

Stanserhorn

Stanserhorn

Stanserhorn

Stanserhorn

Stanserhorn

Stanserhorn, Luzern

Stanserhorn, Luzern

Stanserhorn, Luzern

Stanserhorn, Luzern

Enjoy the headwind and the view as you begin your ascent in the open funicular railway that rumbles just as it did 120 years ago – then change at the Kälti middle station and ride up to the Stanserhorn on the top deck of the futuristic CabriO cable car.

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Since 1893, the open wooden carriages have been slowly making their way from Stans towards the Stanserhorn, once on three funicular railway sections and now as far as Kälti. The major fire on the Stanserhorn in 1970 that destroyed the hotel and funicular railway motor was a tragic event. Lightning struck one of the lower stations, causing a surge of current along the telephone line to the summit and starting the fire there.

Today the cable car with open top deck is one of the main attractions – now you can marvel at the sights with wind in your hair and no ropes above your head – as these are placed on the side of the carriage.

You often find a ranger on the round summit path – and these are delighted to give you information on many aspects of this Alpine world. Half way you also spot marmots – as well as the fascinating "Rondorama" revolving summit restaurant – and if you’re up here on Friday or Saturday you can enjoy a candlelight dinner as well!

Information

Altitude: 1898m
Accessibility:
Train from Lucerne to Stans, on foot to the valley station (5 minutes), funicular rail with open-top carriages to Kälti, change of transport with the CabriO to the Stanserhorn
View: Over Lake Lucerne and the town, Pilatus, Bürgenstock, Rigi and Mythen across to Säntis, Tödi, Uri Rotstock and Titlis as well as the Bernese Alps
Attractions: CabriO trips on the open-top-deck of the double decker cable car, summit round hikes in the company of rangers
Culinary aspects: Rondorama revolving restaurant and Bucher & Durrer Stubli, self-service restaurants, Speciality: Älplermagronen (cheese macaroni with apple sauce) served in an Edelweiss pot
Overnight stays: Possible in Stans (none on the Stanserhorn)
Groups: Rondorama 200 people, Säli 50 people, Stubli 30 people, exhibition room, sun terrace 400 people
Winter: In operation from April until November
Special comments: Powerful location with 22,000 Bovis units measured

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