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  • Marmot Park

    Marmots are timid but the ones here in residence aren't though they are curious if you are getting closer to their home and they are alert . Mind you, they love being photographed. So you can observe them in their natural environment .

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  • Walking and Hiking Trails

    The Stanserhorn Mountain offers a variety of marked walking and hiking trails up and down the mountain and shorter mountain trails around the mountain itself. Some of the hikes are challenging and can take anywhere up to 4 to 5 hours while others are designed more for visitors (like me) who just want to have a short walk around the mountain summit...

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  • Meadow lands around Stans

    One of the most enjoyable parts of my trip to Stans and the Stanserhorn Mountain was walking through the meadowlands on the slopes of the lower mountain. It was my first real taste of quintessential Swiss countryside and I just got a real sense of Switzerland just by walking along the narrow lanes leading up the slopes past traditional farmhouses...

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  • Alpine Flowers

    As you walk the trails around the summit of the Stanserhorn, keep your eyes peeled for the seasonal Alpine flowers which grow only at high altitudes. I spotted these lovely white and purple fowers along one of the trails.However make sure you don't pick the flowers - thye are protected. Also when going close up to the flowers, be careful where you...

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  • Marmot Enclosure

    On the walk up to the summit from the Rondorama, I was pleasantly surprised to find this Marmot enclosure on the way. These furry little animals are native to the Alpine regions of Switzerland but there are many species of marmot throughout the world. The ones on Stanserhorn are unsurprisingly called Alpine Marmots and can live at altitudes of...

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  • Rondorama

    The Rodorama restaurant is located just down from the summit of the Stanserhorn. The restaurant rotates every 43 minutes giving diners spectacular 360 degree views over the lakes, mountains and countryside of Switzerland and beyond. The restaurant also has a sun terrace where you can also enjoy the views. There is also a gift shop located inside...

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  • Stanserhorn Panoramic Views

    From the summit of the Stanserhorn you are treated to breathtaking views which stretches over 100km as far as France and Germany as well as a 360 degree panoramic view around the Swiss Lakes, Countryside and Mountains. The lakes on view include Lake Luzern, Lake Sarnen, Lake Sempach, Lake Baldegg, and Lake Alpnach to name just a selection of the 10...

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  • Stanserhorn Aeriel Cable Car

    The Aeriel Cable Car was constructed in 1975 and took over from the old funicualr train from the remaining leg of the journey up to the top of the Stanserhorn Mountain. The cable car journey has a lenght of 2230 metres and the ride offers stunning views over the countyrside of Central Switzerland, over the lakes and Swiss Alps.

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  • Funicular

    The Stanserhorn funicular is more than just a way to get up the mountain. It is a historical importance in its own right. The funicular has been travelling up the mountain since 1893 and was constructed by Josef Durrer and Franz Josef Bucher-Durrer. The train doesn't go as far as it used to due to the presence of the modern aeriel cable car (1975)...

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  • Von Winkelried Fountain

    In front of the church there is a fountain dedicated to Arnold von Winkelried, which was erected in 1865. Von Winkelreid was a native of the town, and is considered a local hero after his sacrifice for the country, when he diverted the Austrian Forces during the Battle of Sempach in 1386, which led to a famous vistory for the Swiss Army over the...

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  • Church of St. Peter and Paul

    The centre of Stans is dominated by the Church of St. Peter and Paul. The church in its present form was built between the year 1641 and 1647 but the beautiful Romanesque Belltower is earlier. The clock has nice coloured frescos around its face. The church was once the only place of worship in the entire Nidwalden Kanton and so was expanded greatly...

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  • The Old railway track

    It is catching attention realizing that the third section of the old funicular railway back in 1893 is still in its place. This is the remains after it was destroyed by a big bolt of lightning in 1970.

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  • Faulenzer Zone

    Good for lazybones! Sounds funny. If you just want to relax and let an Assistant do all the things for you, it is possible here in Stanserhorn.. ...lying on a deck chair served with your favorite food & drinks, listen to an Audio informing you what for Panoramic sights you have from the mountain, or in a wheelburrow to the Marmot park. We choose...

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  • The Gigantic Wheel

    A monument constructed of wood and iron in honor to the Pioneers who built the railway for over one hundred years ago. It has survived from a huge bolt of lightning in 1970.

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  • Spotlight-Mt. Stanserhorn

    This is the legendary "Ray of Hope", a mysterious lighting that illuminated the area around Mt. Stanserhon during summer nights until the sixties.The spotlight was literraly looking for guests, a memorable Stanserhorn promotion activity:The people strolling along the Lake of Luzern were astonished of this spotlight, and wondered where it was coming...

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  • Picnic area

    A shorthike distance from the restaurant is the picnic and grilling area. So, if you love grilling just pack some matches, old newspapers or lighter with you. Firewoods are available. It is very enjoying!Also the perfect point to enjoy a gorgeous sight of the Rondorama!

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  • Flower Reserve-Stanserhorn

    The alpine flower reserve is just within the circular route. Do take enough time to these beauty of nature. They are very beautiful and fascinating that i spent more of my time capturing pictures.

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  • Summit-Stanserhorn

    The highest viewing point of this mountain where picturesque views will be enjoyed. The higher the better and gazing those mountain peaks and ranges and lakes is stunningly beautiful!

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  • Circular Trail-Stanserhorn

    The circular hike takes 30 minutes and the route leads you to the summit of the mountain as well, where you experience a breathtaking view of the fabulous peaks and lakes. During clear weather, the surrounding mountains seem to be at your fingertips.Wheelchair is not a problem in the circular route.

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  • Mt. Stanserhorn

    A beautiful mountain in Canton Nidwalden just in Lucerne area.. Also called as Five Star Mountain. Known to its vintage-oldtimer train built in 1893 and the revolving restaurant. You will enjoy the stunning landscapes throughout Vierwalstaetersee, alpine peak views till Titlis,Jungfrau region, Saentis, Mythen & etc. The flower reserve is wonderful....

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  • Inside the Catholic church of Stans

    It is very pretty, ornate and grand...Don't you think this picture makes it look as if there is a holy light shining on the man in the middle!!! ;-)

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  • Train to Stans

    Stans is well connected to Lucerne by Train. You can catch a train from platform Lucerne bahnhof (platform 14)First train leaves for Stans at 7.14am and very regularly after that. Every 11, 34 and 41 minutes past the hour. 2nd Class return from Lucerne to Stans costs CHF 15.20

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  • Train/Funicular/Cable Car Combination

    You can buy a combination ticket to Stans from Lucerne which includes the return train from Lucerne to Stans, return funicular train and return cable car to the summit. The combination ticket costs CHF 59 and tickets can be purchased at the Tourist Office or Bahnhof Ticket Office (If you buy your ticket at the Bahnhof it will cost CHF 69 but you...

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    by barbskie Updated Sep 12, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Very interesting story:The vintage cable car is now fusioned to modern aerial one technique. In 1893, the railway worked in three segments for technical reasons until 1970. Today, the longest and the lower section(1556 meters) is still in use.

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