Conquering mountain Stanserhorn in world’s first Cabrio cable car and experiencing a new level of excitement in the air with 360° breathtaking panoramic views.
If you are looking for an exciting experience not only from the summit, but also from the journey there, the trip to the top of the 1,900 m mount Stanserhorn will hit the mark.
To start with, you will need to travel to Luzern. It is a beautiful city in Central Switzerland, located on the shores of Lake Lucerne and surrounded by picturesque mountains. The city is very popular and loved by tourists from all over the world. All thanks to its unique mountain experiences, including the world’s steepest cogwheel railway (Mount Pilatus), Europe’s first mountain railway (Mount Rigi), the world’s first double-deck roofless cable car (Mount Stanserhorn) and the world’s steepest funicular railway (Stoos).
So from Luzern, it’s just a short 15-20 minutes train or 15 minutes car ride to Stans. Then, a comfy travel through lush hills and meadows on a vintage funicular, that has been operating since 1893, from Stans (Stanserhornbahn) to Kälti. Next, you will change to the state-of-the-art so-called “CabriO” cable car, the world’s first double-decker cable car with a roofless upper deck.
I must say, the ride in CabriO was very unique. I felt a bird-like freedom, while the fresh mountain air was buzzing in my hair and I could enjoy truly spectacular sceneries around.
Good to know:
- The Stanserhorn is a mountain in Switzerland, with the peak at 1,900 m.
- CabriO is a result of marvellous precision and explicit engineering. The lower deck has big wall-to-wall windows, and can fit 60 people. Spiral staircase leads up to the roofless upper deck, which has room for about 30 people. You would enjoy fresh mountain air and stunning 360° panoramic views.
- Getting there: Luzern – Stans is about 15-20 minutes train or 15 minutes car ride. Then, 5 minutes walk to the Stanserhornbahn, from there a historical vintage funicular to Kälti (around 20 minutes). Finally, a ride in CabriO to the Stanserhorn (around 6 minutes).
- Prices in CHF per person, for the round trip Stans-Stanserhorn: Adults – 74.00; Half-fare ticket – 37.00; GA – free.
- Open hours: the Stanserhorn will be open until November 29th, 2020. The first departure from Stans is daily at 08:15. During the high season the departure is scheduled every 10 minutes. Therefore, no stress on missing a ride to up or down. The last departure from the Stanserhorn is at 17:15.
- Special hours: From June 18, 2020 to November 14, 2020. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening rides until 10:00 pm (every 30 minutes), last descent 11:00 pm.
- Check on the weather report before your trip as the best views are on sunny days.
- Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. When it comes to any mountain trail, the difference between fun and sorrow is down to how good your shoes are. Also, don’t forget about sun protection and hydration.
- Currently, due to the COVID-19, we all should be responsible and careful, so don’t forget your face mask.
The cable car ride is not the only thing to look forward to – once at summit, so much options to relax and recharge
Take a walk on one of the hiking trails, enjoying the views that open up to you as you go around. Discover wild life and alpine flora, or sit back at the restaurant, adoring views of the Alps and the lakes. For those of you who is looking for more adrenalin thrill, there is an exciting opportunity for paragliding and hanggliding. More information about the mountain and its activities, you can also find on its official website.
Stanserhorn fascinates with its 120 year old history of exploration, powerful energy, innovative modernisation and inspiring nature. Personally, I can’t wait to get back there.
Have you been at the Stanserhorn? You are always welcome to share your experience in the comments below. Finally, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me -> GET IN TOUCH.