First some fish, then the Bürgenstock!




3.15 km long
difficulty: medium
condition: easy
  • 01:20 h
  • 442 m
  • 2 m
  • 435 m
  • 877 m
  • 442 m
  • 3.15 km
  • start: Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock oder Kehrsiten-Dorf
  • destination: Bürgenstock Resort
Kehrsiten – Bürgenstock

The two piers in Canton Nidwalden at the part of the lake known as the "Chrütztrichter" (cross funnel), Kehrsiten-Dorf and Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock, can be reached by boat from Stansstad, Hergiswil or Lucerne. You then pass through fruit trees and steeply over the Tritt and suspended stairs to the Bürgenstock Resort. Where to eat on the way: the Seehotel Baumgarten in Kehrsiten is popular for its fresh fish specialities, while Bernadette Odermatt-Felber serves meals on her farm in Obbürgen in a cosy wood-panelled parlour, including a vegetable carpaccio with balsamic cream as a starter. For reservations visit .


Best season

depending on the weather


From the Kehrsiten-Dorf pier, the path immediately climbs towards the Bürgenstock. The Restaurant Seehotel Baumgarten is not far from the route. The going gets steeper over the Tritt and up the suspended stairs – it should take you 1 hr 20 min. to reach the Bürgenstock.

Tour information

  • Stop at an Inn


 Boat to Kehrsiten-Dorf.
By boat to Kehrsiten-Dorf, then down from the Bürgenstock by funicular to the lake, or a bus ride to Stansstad.

Additional information

More information:

Nidwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 2
6370 Stans
+41 41 610 88 33
[email protected]

Visit for more gastronomy from Nidwalden.

Nidwalden recipes to try out:


Nidwalden Tourismus


Nidwalden Tourismus


Be sure to try the "Müllerinnen Art" fish at the Seehotel Baumgarten in Kehrsiten.


Getting there
First some fish, then the Bürgenstock!
6365 Kehrsiten