It’s been quite a few years since I’ve visited the Vierwaldstättersee region of Switzerland around Lucerne. Last week’s news that they’ve inaugurated an amazing new double-decker, open-air cable car on the Stanserhorn has me planning a return visit.
The way cool Stanserhorn Cabrio offers a 2.3 kilometer thrill-ride up the Stanserhorn to the height of 1850 meters. While it’s not the highest peak in the area, the astonishing 100 kilometer vista of the alps and at least ten mountain lakes makes this a must visit if you’re in the Lucerne area.
To reach the Cabrio, which by the way also has all glass floors, it’s first necessary to take the old-fashioned funicular from the lakeside town of Stans to the Kätli cablecar station at about 700 meters. The double-decker cablecar then takes a mere six minutes to reach the top.
- Londons new form of river crossing is dramatically trumped by the Swiss (metro.co.uk)
- Central Switzerland (ireport.cnn.com)