2 Trans Swiss Trail
2 Trans Swiss Trail
2 Trans Swiss Trail
2 Trans Swiss Trail
2 Trans Swiss Trail
2 Trans Swiss Trail

Hiking

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Trans Swiss Trail

Stage 19, Stans–Seelisberg

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Trans Swiss Trail

A lakeside promenade along the Vierwaldstättersee from Beckenried into the impressive Risleten Gorge, with its ancient dinosaur traces. After a steep climb, the romantic high-level trail towards Seelisberg. Far below, the shimmering turquoise lake.
The first human traces in the area around Stans date back to the 2nd century BC. In 1713, a fire destroyed two thirds of the village. Stans owes its stately baroque houses, the Winkelried fountain and the town hall to the drastic building regulations that were subsequently passed. The route leaves the village centre and soon crosses the river Engelberger Aa. After a little more than one and a half hours on paved roads, you reach Buochs, beautifully located between the lake and high mountains. The village was built on an alluvial plain between the Buochserhorn and the imposing panoramic Bürgenstock in the middle part of lake Lucerne.

After a good half hour along the lakeshore and another through residential neighbourhoods, you reach Beckenried. The holiday resort is located at the foot of the Klewenalp, the popular hiking region can be reached by cable car. After another thirty minutes, the Trans Swiss Trail separates from the Via Jacobi. While the latter climbs up to Emmetten and circles the pre-alpine mountain terrace, the Trans Swiss Trail continues to follow lake Lucerne to Risleten. Now you require more stamina: past the waterfall, the trail climbs a steep 200 metres to Haselholzboden.

The Via Jacobi rejoins the route at Haselholzboden. A fantastic, sometimes slightly exposed, but safe section now follows along the rocky ledge above lake Lucerne. While at Triglis, the Via Jacobi finally bids farewell heading towards the lake, the last hour of hiking continues along the road to Seelisberg. The holiday resort with a magnificent view of lake Lucerne and the two Mythen peaks is the destination of this almost six-hour hike.
A lakeside promenade along the Vierwaldstättersee from Beckenried into the impressive Risleten Gorge, with its ancient dinosaur traces. After a steep climb, the romantic high-level trail towards Seelisberg. Far below, the shimmering turquoise lake.
The first human traces in the area around Stans date back to the 2nd century BC. In 1713, a fire destroyed two thirds of the village. Stans owes its stately baroque houses, the Winkelried fountain and the town hall to the drastic building regulations that were subsequently passed. The route leaves the village centre and soon crosses the river Engelberger Aa. After a little more than one and a half hours on paved roads, you reach Buochs, beautifully located between the lake and high mountains. The village was built on an alluvial plain between the Buochserhorn and the imposing panoramic Bürgenstock in the middle part of lake Lucerne.

After a good half hour along the lakeshore and another through residential neighbourhoods, you reach Beckenried. The holiday resort is located at the foot of the Klewenalp, the popular hiking region can be reached by cable car. After another thirty minutes, the Trans Swiss Trail separates from the Via Jacobi. While the latter climbs up to Emmetten and circles the pre-alpine mountain terrace, the Trans Swiss Trail continues to follow lake Lucerne to Risleten. Now you require more stamina: past the waterfall, the trail climbs a steep 200 metres to Haselholzboden.

The Via Jacobi rejoins the route at Haselholzboden. A fantastic, sometimes slightly exposed, but safe section now follows along the rocky ledge above lake Lucerne. While at Triglis, the Via Jacobi finally bids farewell heading towards the lake, the last hour of hiking continues along the road to Seelisberg. The holiday resort with a magnificent view of lake Lucerne and the two Mythen peaks is the destination of this almost six-hour hike.
20 km
820 m | 480 m
5 h 50 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Stans
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Saving metres in altitude Seelisberg
There is a bus between Beckenried, Post and Seelisberg, Bahnhof that saves about 350 metres in altitude.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Seelisberg, Dorf
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Contact

Signpost management
Signposting is managed by the cantonal hiking trail organisation on behalf of the communities.
Nidwaldner Wanderwege
6370 Stans
info@nw-wanderwege.ch
www.nw-wanderwege.ch

Services

Accommodation

Bauernhof Familie Waser
Bauernhof Familie Waser
Stans
Gasthof Schützenhaus Wil
Gasthof Schützenhaus Wil
Oberdorf/Stans
TCS Camping Buochs Vierwaldstättersee
TCS Camping Buochs Vierwaldstättersee
Buochs
Hotel Nidwaldnerhof
Hotel Nidwaldnerhof
Beckenried
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Beckenried
Seeblick Höhenhotel
Seeblick Höhenhotel
Emmetten
Jugendherberge Seelisberg
Jugendherberge Seelisberg
Seelisberg
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Bookable offers

2 Trans Swiss Trail: Emmental & Lake Lucerne
2 Trans Swiss Trail: Emmental & Lake Lucerne
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Places

Stans
Stans
Buochs
Buochs
Beckenried - Klewenalp
Beckenried - Klewenalp
Emmetten
Emmetten
Seelisberg
Seelisberg
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Places of interest

Medieval town of Stans
Medieval town of Stans
Nidwalden Museum
Nidwalden Museum
Wood Trail und Natural Bike Park
Wood Trail und Natural Bike Park
Treib - Seelisberg Cable Railway
Treib - Seelisberg Cable Railway
Rütli
Rütli
Sweet chestnuts on Lake Lucerne
Sweet chestnuts on Lake Lucerne
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Swimming

Lido Seelisberg
Lido Seelisberg
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization