The village of Stoos is set in a delightful alpine landscape at the foot of the Fronalpstock mountain, on a sunny alpine plateau of the same name at about 1300 m. Stoos is reached by funicular railway via Schlattli (from Schwyz on the road to Muotathal) or from Morschach by cable-car. The little village, with its hotels, holiday apartments and group accommodation is an ideal holiday destination for families: special amenities for children such as children’s menus, playgrounds, entertainment and childcare are an important priority here.
The nearest mountain is the Fronalpstock (1922 m), reached by cable-car and chair-lift. From this imposing viewpoint (where there is overnight accommodation), there is an impressive panoramic view of ten lakes, down to Brunnen and over to the Rütli, Pilatus, Rigi, Säntis, the high Alps and the central lowlands as far as the Jura.
Summer visitors will find attractive routes for hiking, strolling and climbing among varied alpine flora and fauna. There are a number of routes for mountain bikers. On the way you can enjoy tasty specialities from local alpine cheese-makers at the two inns in Laui and Tröligen. There are four marked Nordic Walking Trails of varying degrees of difficulty to encourage followers of this fashionable sport. After their exertions on their bikes or in their walking boots, visitors to Stoos in July and August can freshen up in the idyllic heated swimming pool in the middle of the forest.
You can discover the diversity of Central Switzerland by taking a boat ride on Lake Lucerne, a walk along the “Swiss Path”, an excursion to the Swiss Holiday Park in Morschach or to the zoo at Goldau.
Klingenstock-Fronalpstock Ridge Walk
(a demanding walk - only suitable for sure footed hikers with a good head for heights)
Go up the Fronalpstock by mountain railway or by ascent from Stoos via Welesch, Bödmeren and Oberfeld. Then proceed along this beautiful ridge walk via Furggeli, Huserstock, Nollen and Rot Turm to the Klingenstock. Continue by foot or by rail from Klingenstock back to Stoos. Walking time is 4-5 hours. (Excluding ascents and descents 2-3 hours)
The winter sports area on the Fronalpstock has eight lifts, opening up 35 km of slopes to skiers, carvers and snowboarders. For snowboarders, there is also a fun park. At the winter sports schools, even the youngest can learn how to get about on skis. Cross-country skiers can glide along over 15 km of track around the resort of Stoos, and there is a 2 km long slope for sledges and air boards. Of course, there are also prepared winter walks.
- Come by funicular railway Schwyz-Schlattli-Stoos – the journey on Europe’s steepest funicular railway is an adventure in itself.
- The high alpine footpaths from the Fronalpstock have some of the finest views anywhere – as does the route over to the Klingenstock, which takes several hours, or the newly marked Summit Circular Route.
- Hölloch karst caves in Muotathal – at about 190 km, the longest cave in Europe and the fifth largest cave system in the world. Can only be visited by guided tour.
- Swiss Holiday Park in Morschach – combines a vast range of accommodation and a conference centre with a huge Wellness & Spa Oasis and a sports and adventure park.
- Themed walks in Morschach – the Chapels and Panorama Trails, woodland park with playground, BBQ places and viewing points and access to the "Swiss Path".
- Lake Lucerne – historic steamers and launches invite you to discover the landscape from the water.
- Stoosschwinget – this festival, first held in 1921, is the first of a series of alpine Swiss wrestling festivals, with a small wrestling ground for spectators and fantastic panoramic views (June).