How to Have Fun on Mt. Stanserhorn

Another weekend, another “2 for 1” trip courtesy of Migros and SBB! This time, we wanted to explore Central Switzerland so we got up very early (unusual for a weekend!) and headed to the cute town of Stans. Despite the uncooperative weather situation, we were about to embark on a fun climb on top of Mt. Stanserhorn!


Included in the ticket was an open-air funicular, which got us to the middle station.


The panoramic view of Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains was truly breathtaking!


I swear, they made us take this picture! Ok, let’s just say this was conveniently located right on the lookout deck, so we could not resist having our picture taken…


On a nice day, one would have a tough choice with all the hiking paths going in all different directions (but all ending up at the bottom). However, since the sky looked like torrential downpour, we decided on the shorter walk to the top of Stanserhorn.


You are not going to believe this, but they made us take another silly picture at the marmot park! We did actually see a couple of marmots, but they were quick to disappear into their underground caves…


In 2012, a very cool new arial cablecar is going to be unveiled, but we will definitively be returning to Mt. Stanserhorn on a more pleasant day before then! This will be the perfect day trip for anyone who has seen Lucerne and been on top of Mt. Pilatus, because you will get a different view of the majestic mountain panorama of Central Switzerland.

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