Bürgenstock

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Hiking in

Bürgenstock
ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 7, Luzern–Altdorf
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Waldstätterweg
Waldstätterweg
Stage 5, Alpnachstad–Bürgenstock
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Waldstätterweg
Waldstätterweg
Stage 6, Bürgenstock–Beckenried
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Felsenweg Bürgenstock
Felsenweg Bürgenstock
Route 566, Bürgenstock–Bürgenstock
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Cycling in

Bürgenstock
North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 3, Luzern–Flüelen
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 4, Flüelen–Sörenberg
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Mountain biking in

Bürgenstock
Panorama Bike
Luzern
Bürgenstock

Bürgenstock

The Bürgenstock mountain with its rugged, steep rock face along the cliff path, awards spectacular views over the Lake Lucerne and a very special kind of uplifting experience.
The name Bürgenstock was originally introduced by Franz Josef Bucher for the Grand Hotel that he built on the Bürgenberg mountain in 1873. Today the name is used for the entire mountain ridge. With three quarters of it surrounded by the Lake Lucerne, the Bürgenstock is a unique vantage point.

The Hammetschwand panoramic lift climbs up the Bürgenstock. At the turn of the 19th century, hotelier and railway pioneer Franz Josef Bucher created the well-anchored cliff path, a round trail with impressive panoramic views leading through a varied landscape of forest and meadow back to the starting point, the Hammetschwand.

Climbing 152.8 metres, the Hammetschwand lift was constructed during the extravagant tourism era of Belle Époque. Today it takes just 48 seconds to reach the highest point of the city of Luzern, making it the fastest lift in Europe. When the lift was built in 1905, it took a full 3 minutes to reach the top and was extremely irregular because of voltage fluctuations.
The Bürgenstock mountain with its rugged, steep rock face along the cliff path, awards spectacular views over the Lake Lucerne and a very special kind of uplifting experience.
The name Bürgenstock was originally introduced by Franz Josef Bucher for the Grand Hotel that he built on the Bürgenberg mountain in 1873. Today the name is used for the entire mountain ridge. With three quarters of it surrounded by the Lake Lucerne, the Bürgenstock is a unique vantage point.

The Hammetschwand panoramic lift climbs up the Bürgenstock. At the turn of the 19th century, hotelier and railway pioneer Franz Josef Bucher created the well-anchored cliff path, a round trail with impressive panoramic views leading through a varied landscape of forest and meadow back to the starting point, the Hammetschwand.

Climbing 152.8 metres, the Hammetschwand lift was constructed during the extravagant tourism era of Belle Époque. Today it takes just 48 seconds to reach the highest point of the city of Luzern, making it the fastest lift in Europe. When the lift was built in 1905, it took a full 3 minutes to reach the top and was extremely irregular because of voltage fluctuations.

Arrival and return Bürgenstock

Adresse

Nidwalden Tourismus
Postfach 1045
6371 Stans
Tel. +41 (0)41 610 88 33
info@nidwalden.com
www.nidwalden.com

Services

Accommodation

B&B Haus im Löchli
B&B Haus im Löchli
Luzern
Backpacker’s Lucerne
Backpacker’s Lucerne
Luzern
Hotel Continental Park
Hotel Continental Park
Luzern
Jugendherberge Luzern
Jugendherberge Luzern
Luzern
Seeburghof
Seeburghof
Luzern
The Bed + Breakfast
The Bed + Breakfast
Luzern
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Places of interest

Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke)
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke)
Glacier Garden
Glacier Garden
Hammetschwand Lift Bürgenstock
Hammetschwand Lift Bürgenstock
KKL Luzern
KKL Luzern
Lake Lucerne
Lake Lucerne
Lion Monument
Lion Monument
Musegg Wall
Musegg Wall
Rosengart Collection Lucerne
Rosengart Collection Lucerne
Schweizerhofquai/Nationalquai
Schweizerhofquai/Nationalquai
Swiss Museum of Transport
Swiss Museum of Transport
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Hiking in

Bürgenstock
ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 7, Luzern–Altdorf
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Waldstätterweg
Waldstätterweg
Stage 5, Alpnachstad–Bürgenstock
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Waldstätterweg
Waldstätterweg
Stage 6, Bürgenstock–Beckenried
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Felsenweg Bürgenstock
Felsenweg Bürgenstock
Route 566, Bürgenstock–Bürgenstock
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Cycling in

Bürgenstock
North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 3, Luzern–Flüelen
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 4, Flüelen–Sörenberg
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Mountain biking in

Bürgenstock
Panorama Bike