At the old sawmill

At the old sawmill

The “Säge” in Giswil is one of history’s great survivors. Made entirely of wood, Switzerland’s only water-powered sawmill exudes nostalgia and the romanticism of an age-old craft. You will be amazed at how little water is needed to start the giant...more

Ächerli

Ächerli

From Stans to the Ächerli Pass and on ingenious single tracks back to Stansmore

The very middle of Switzerland

The very middle...

Where is the middle of Switzerland? The Federal Office for National...more

At the old sawmill

The “Säge” in Giswil is one of history’s great survivors. Made entirely of wood, Switzerland’s only water-powered sawmill exudes nostalgia and the romanticism of an age-old craft. You will be amazed at how little water is needed to start the giant wheel turning. And the souvenir piece of wood you get to saw will serve as a permanent reminder of your visit to the “Säge”.

The “Säge” in Giswil is one of history’s great survivors. Made entirely of wood, Switzerland’s only water-powered sawmill exudes nostalgia and the romanticism of an age-old craft.

Ächerli

From Stans to the Ächerli Pass and on ingenious single tracks back to Stans

Central Switzerland is blessed with myriad vantage points. Among the plethora of mountains there are some, which on account of their breathtaking panoramic views, must be counted among the top 10 peaks. The Stanserhorn Mountain is in this league. Ten lakes and some 100 kilometers of the Alpine chain are all part of the panorama awaiting you on the Stanserhorn.

The very middle of Switzerland

Where is the middle of Switzerland? The Federal Office for National Topography, swisstopo, used the digitised Swiss national boundaries to calculate the centre of gravity (mid point) of the country. It is near to the Alp Älggi in the Kleine Melchtal in Obwalden.

Do you know exactly where the very middle of Switzerland is? Near to a pretty little alp in the Kleine Melchtal, Obwalden canton.

Paradiesli Piste

There is a little paradise in Melchsee-Frutt just waiting for demanding skiers – the "Paradiesli " is the black-marked downhill run from the Bonistock to the Bettenalp. There is plenty of room on this wonderfully wide piste for carvers and snowboarders to enjoy.