Stans, the cantonal capital, is just a 25-minute drive from Lucerne. From here, the vintage funicular train dating from 1893 and the modern CabriO cableway take you up the Stanserhorn. Here you can see the Bürgenstock Resort, which opened in 2017 and takes its name from the mountain it sits on. You can reach the Bürgenstock from Lucerne by boat and funicular railway or from Stans by PostBus. The Hammetschwand Lift, Europe’s tallest outdoor lift, is sure to set the pulses racing on its ascent to the top. The numerous little aerial cableways in Canton Nidwalden are no less a thrill and provide a touch of variety when hiking or mountain biking.