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Route
Hiking Trail
Length
7.3 km
Travel time
2h
Tour details
Tour details
Around Stans
Auf dem schmalen Feldweg, mit Aussicht auf den Pilatus
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Around Stans
Älplermagronen im Restaurant Rondorama, auf dem Stanserhorn
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Around Stans
Wilerrank, schmaler Feldweg nach Wächselacher
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Around Stans
Huobegg, Blick Richtung Buochserhorn
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Around Stans
Huobegg, oberhalb Stans
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Around Stans
Kniri, oberhalb Stans
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Around Stans
Stanser Wuche-Märcht, auf dem Dorfplatz
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Around Stans
Huobegg, oberhalb Stans
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Around Stans
Ober Hostatt, oberhalt Stans
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Around Stans
Cordon bleu im Hotel Engel in Stans
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Around Stans
Winkelried Denkmal
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Stans station – Wächselacher – Wirzboden – Huebliegg – Stans
The cantonal capital can be viewed from a number of different angles. This two-hour walk is signposted "Rund um Stans" (around Stans) and takes you through residential neighbourhoods, past pretty farmhouses and to the romantic Hueblimatt vantage point. If it's a Saturday morning, fortify yourself for the walk with a visit to the local "Wuche-Märcht" (weekly market), which is held from late April to early November. Also on Stans village square is the Hotel Restaurant Engel, known for its cordon bleu specialities.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Stans, station
Point of arrival
Stans, station
Difficulty
Easy
Condition
1 / 6
Ascent
154 m
Descent
154 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Directions
Starting at Stans railway station, head for Ebene in the Wächselacher area, then enter the Niederdorf quarter and head towards the Länderpark shopping centre. Now aim for Ennetmoserstrasse and, west of Wirzboden, ascend up to Ober Hostatt past the flood protection barriers. You now come to the panoramic section above Stans to Chlostermatt and the Huebliegg: not for nothing are there benches here! Following Huebstrasse, you reach the Heinrich chapel then the Wilerrank. A narrow field path takes you back to the Wächselacher area.
Author’s advice
The Wuche-Märcht in Stans has been held every Saturday morning between late April and early November for the past 40 years. It's just the place for finding provisions for the walk.
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Good to know

Arrival / Return journey
Stans
Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport
Stans station, Zentralbahn
Further information & links
Visit nidwalden.com/culinary-hikes for more gastronomy from Nidwalden.