Mt. Stanserhorn revisited

Stanserhorn is 1898 m high mountain located in Central Switzerland. It is not only famous for its unique means of transport – i.e. modern open-air “cabrio” cable car and historical funicular, but also for amazing panoramic views.

My husband and I already visited Stanserhorn a while ago and we enjoyed our trip a lot. Therefore, when my parents came to visit us this July with their two dogs and we found out dogs are welcome on all the means of transport to Stanserhorn, it was no brainer to revisit this lovely mountain with them. Here is a short recap of our day caught on video:

Hope you’ll enjoy it!

PS: I apologize for some shaky footage. As I found out, it is extremely difficult to film steady shots without a gimbal while leading a dog on a leash.


Stanserhorn facilities are closed in winter-time. The summer season ends on 18th November 2018.


By public transport:
By train: Take the train from Lucerne to Stans, then follow the signs to the valley station Stanserhorn Bahn (cc. 5 minutes walk).
By boat & train: Take the boat to Stansstad. From Stansstad you take the train to Stans.

By car:
Follow the A2 motorway in the direction of Gotthard. Take the exit at Stans-Nord. Follow the directions to the town centre of Stans. The Stanserhorn station is on the right-hand side.

Parking by the Stanserhorn station is very limited, but bigger paid parking area can be found within the walking distance to the station.

  • Return ticket to Stanserhorn (2018):
    Adults: 74 CHF; with Halb-tax or GA: 37 CHF; with Swiss Pass: free
    Children (6-16 years): quarter fare if accompanied with a parent.
  • Small dogs travel for free, regular size dogs will be charged quarter fare.
  • Parking fee for a day: 7 CHF

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