From the Lake to the Resort

Hiking Trail
6.0 km
Travel time
approx. 2 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
From the Lake to the Resort
Kehrsitenstrasse, mit Blick auf Tarnung der Festung Fürigen in Stansstad
Photo: Christina Bucher, Nidwalden Tourismus
From the Lake to the Resort
Schnitzturm in Stansstad
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Nidwalden Tourismus
From the Lake to the Resort
das imposante Bürgenstock Resort
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Nidwalden Tourismus
Stansstad – Kehrsiten – Bürgenstock
Until Kehrsiten a flat path, then a steep ascent to Bürgenstock. Two fundamentally different parts... both very rewarding!

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Point of arrival
Bürgenstock Resort
3 / 6
470 m
35 m
Best Time of Year
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Passing the Schnitzturm (sight), we follow the road next to Lake Lucerne. Shortly after "Harissen Bucht" you pass the entrance to the former military fortress Fürigen, a 200 metre long cave system that is now a museum. One kilometre after the quarry we reach the area of Kehrsiten. The places name refers to cherries (Chirscheten), which grow splendidly in the mild climate here. At the first houses or in front of the boat station the ascent towards Bürgenstock begins. After the last homesteads the forest path winds up to the resort, at the end over the completely new "hanging stairs" behind the hotels.

Kehrsitenstrasse is partially closed for renovation, www.nidwalden.com/stansstad.

Author’s advice
Recommended rest stops along the way: Restaurant AIOLA al Porto in the Harissen Bay in Stansstad and Seehotel Baumgarten in Kehrsiten. 
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Good to know

Accessible by bus and train
Further information & links
More information:

Nidwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 2
6370 Stans
+41 (0)41 610 88 33

More hiking trails:  nidwalden.com/hiking