Operating since 1893, the open wooden carriages slowly make their way in leisurely manner from Stans direction Stanserhorn – terminating at the mid station after which you board the openair cableway CabriO-a new generation in transport.
Previously three funicular rail sections led steeply up to the summit, whereas today the cable car with open top deck is one of the main attractions – now you can marvel at the sights with wind in your hair and no ropes above your head – as these are placed on the side of the carriage.
You often find a ranger on the round summit path – and these are delighted to give you information on many aspects of this Alpine world. Half way you also spot marmots – as well as the fascinating "Rondorama" revolving summit restaurant – and if you’re up here on Friday or Saturday you can enjoy a candlelight dinner as well!
Train from Lucerne to Stans, on foot to the valley station (5 minutes), funicular rail with open-top carriages to Kälti, change of transport with the CabriO to the Stanserhorn
View: Over Lake Lucerne and the town, Pilatus, Bürgenstock, Rigi and Mythen across to Säntis, Tödi, Uri Rotstock and Titlis as well as the Bernese Alps
Attractions: CabriO trips on the open-top-deck of the double decker cable car, summit round hikes in the company of rangers
Culinary aspects: Rondorama revolving restaurant and Bucher & Durrer Stubli, self-service restaurants, Speciality: Älplermagronen (cheese macaroni with apple sauce) served in an Edelweiss pot