Day Trip To Stanserhorn
Stanserhorn Day Trip
Stanserhorn might make my list of favorite Day Trips From Zürich With Visitors list. We finally went up to Stanserhorn and it was so beautiful and gorgeous. This is such an easy day trip from Zürich with absolutely no effort of physical exertion. Perfect for grandparents, pregnant people like me, or the tiny ones. We parked at the entrance to the Stanserhornbahn funicular (Stansstaderstrasse 19, 6370 Stans). You can also take the train from Zürich in about an hour and 20 minutes to Stans including a walk 5 minutes to the Stanserhornbahn funicular.
Stanserhornbahn, The 125 Year Old Wooden Funicular
The old time wooden funicular, from 1893, comes complete with curtains making it the cutest thing I’ve seen in a while. And the views from the funicular are amazing of mountains, lakes, and countryside complete with cows.
CabriO Open Air Gondola
At the top of the funicular, change to the CabriO open air two storey gondola. This is the world’s first open roof deck gondola which opened in 2012. This thing is absolutely incredible. It feels really safe and secure and I was much less scared than I thought about bringing the kids to the open air part of the gondola. It was a very smooth ride to Stanserhorn and the views from the open air gondola were incredible over all of Lake Lucerne and the nearby mountains.
Eating On Top Of A Mountain
Once on top of Stanserhorn, we had their famous macaroni and cheese lunch which comes in a fondue pot including the flame. My oldest got stung by a wasp and a nice lady in the restaurant gave her an onion which took the sting and bulls eye mark right off her skin. Who knew? Little life lesson and home remedy for you. This was a wonderful and easy day trip. I would like to do this trip again and hopefully have a better view as when we got to the top of the mountain, we were socked in with fog. Luckily with all the heat in Zürich I absolutely loved being in the cool fog. This is a trip we will be taking again very soon.
For more information see www.stanserhorn.ch.