Stanserhorn – a breezy ride on the world’s first convertible cableway

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Celebrate your occasion at lofty heights

Only 15 minutes away from Lucerne you find Mount Stanserhorn in the beautiful canton of Nidwalden. Would you like to go on a special excursion together or have a mountain exclusively for you in the evening? The Rondorama® revolving restaurant team will be happy to organise this for you. After the ride with the funicular railway from 1893, you will soar up to the Stanserhorn - 1'900 metres above any daily routine - with the world's only aerial cableway CabriO. With wind in your hair, you will enjoy a unique experience.

Explore and culinary pleasure

100 kilometres of alpine panorama and ten Swiss lakes lie at your feet and culinary delight awaits you in the revolving restaurant. Let the Alps revolve around you and enjoy the view.

Mount Stanserhorn is a plant protection area and a place of good energy at the same time. The Stanserhorn ranger will be happy to tell you more. 17 rangers are volunteers on Mount Stanserhorn. You can enjoy the guided tour free of charge - enriched by a lot of valuable information.

Sustainable engagement

The Stanserhorn has always walked in harmony and lockstep with nature.

Sustainable engagement

The Stanserhorn has always walked in harmony and lockstep with nature. On the Stanserhorn there is the biodiversity of the plant reserve. The service water is treated from rainwater, a solar collector system heats the hot water and takes over the lion's share of the room heating in the Stanserhorn revolving restaurant. 

The Stanserhorn Railway has been committed to sustainable development on the mountain for years. It has gradually renovated its buildings and the cable cars. In doing so, it uses renewable energies and passive solar energy through an intelligent solar architecture for the mountain restaurant, which is built from local wood. The installed 56 m2 solar thermal system generates around 25'000 kWh/a and the 24.7 kW PV system produces 22'000 kWh/a. Together with the heat recovery, the railways generate around 60'000 kWh/a or about 11% of the total energy demand. In 2014, the cableways renovated the building shell of the valley station and connected it to the local woodchip district heating network.

Furthermore, there is no water pipeline on the mountain. Meteoric water is purified and used for the entire water supply. The rainwater from the roof is treated as drinking water and the service water is collected on the roof terrace, so that the entire Stanserhorn facilities are supplied with water autonomously. The toilets are flushed with rainwater. The restaurant and the cold storage room have a heat recovery system. The convertible cable car runs in energy-efficient eco-mode and consumes about 10% less electricity annually than before the renovation. One stage in the ecological expansion concerned the valley station in 2014. The energy refurbishment included modernising the building envelope with triple-glazed windows and connecting it to the district heating network.

The chef gathers his ingredients from as close as possible and knows his culinary partners. The cuisine is regional and seasonal. It may happen that a dish runs out at the end of the day. All ingredients come from Switzerland and the Alpine region. Exotic products are deliberately avoided.  Exceptions are: Coffee, black tea, chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla. Only Swiss meat is used. In the revolving restaurant, only glass bottles and open bar are used. PET is dispensed with everywhere.  

Hiking maps and brochures are deliberately printed without prices so that they can be used for several years. All material used is printed on sustainable paper and exclusively in Switzerland. 


Opening hours railways

April to November

Ideas for group activities

Guided tour with the ranger on the mountain, technical ranger guided tour through the engine room, walk around the summit (30 minutes)


Location and contact

CabriO Stanserhorn-Bahn
Stansstaderstrasse 19
6370 Stans
+41 (0)41 618 80 40

Interested in an event on the Stanserhorn?

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