21 attractions you should visit in Nidwalden - With photos & details

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Top 21 attractions to explore in Nidwalden

Nidwalden is located in the center of Switzerland. The lake and the mountains of Nidwalden attract many tourists, both during the winter and the summer.

AlpnacherseeAlpnachersee, Alpnach, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds

The Alpnachersee is not an independent lake, but a branch of the Vierwaldstättersee. It lies in the two cantons of Nidwalden and Obwalden and is around 4.8 km long and 1.4 km wide. The southern flank of the Pilatus massif borders the northern bank. In particular, the Lopper slides like a bolt between the Alpnachersee and the Horwerbucht of the Vierwaldstättersee. The south-east bank mostly rises steeply to the Mueterschwanderberg or to the Rotzberg with the Rotzberg castle ruins.

BuochserhornBuochserhorn, 6374 Oberdorf, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

One of the b3autiful mountains in this area is blessed with natural beauty and there are so many things to see. It leads over alpine pastures, most notably Musenalp, where cheese is still made. Then it continues through a wild landscape of rock formations and over the ridge to Buochserhorn, a popular scenic mountain.

BürgenstockBürgenstock, Ennetbürgen, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Bürgenstock is a mountain in Switzerland located partway along the shore of Lake Lucerne. Bürgenstock is also a resort located at 874 m a.s.l. on the same mountain. The lookout point at the summit of the Bürgenstock, the Hammetschwand, offers an extensive view, for the mountain is almost entirely surrounded by Lake Lucerne.

Bürgenstock FunicularBürgenstock-Bahn, 6365 Kehrsiten, Switzerland
Man-made Structures- Other

The Bürgenstock Funicular is a funicular railway in the canton of Nidwalden, Switzerland. The line links the landing stage at Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock, served by the regular passenger boats of the Schifffahrtsgesellschaft des Vierwaldstättersees, with the Bürgenstock resort and its famous hotels. The funicular was opened in 1888 and was originally a water-ballast funicular with an Abt rack braking rail. The funicular is electric and automatic, but until the closure in 2011, it still used the origin

ChaiserstuelChaiserstuel, 6461 Wolfenschiessen, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Chaiserstuel, also Chäiserstuel, is a mountain in the Uri Alps, the summit of which lies on the border of the cantons of Nidwalden and Uri in central Switzerland.  It has a height of 2400  m above sea level. M. and can be climbed from both cantons. One of the beautiful locations in Switzerland and also a picturesque trekking destination too.

EngelbergertalEngelbergertal, 6386 Wolfenschiessen, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

The Engelbergertal is a 25 km long valley in central Switzerland . The valley extends over the three Swiss cantons of Obwalden , Nidwalden and Uri and is traversed by the Engelberger Aa . The actual beginning of the valley is at the yoke of the Surenen Pass at 2291  m above sea level. Engelberg, at the top of the valley, is the largest summer and winter sports resort in Central Switzerland.

Festung FürigenKehrsitenstrasse 15, 6362 Stansstad, Switzerland
Forts

The Fürigen fortress was built as a rock and was part of the Swiss Reduit defense system in World War II. The building, built-in 1942, was abandoned by the army in 1987 and opened in 1991 as one of the first more modern fortress museums in Switzerland. In 1987 the fortress was abandoned by the army. Today it is one of four exhibition houses in the Nidwalden Museum. The rooms and facilities are largely from the time it was built.

JochstockJochstock, 6390 Wolfenschiessen, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Jochstock is a summit of the Urner Alps, located near Engelberg in Central Switzerland. The summit is one of the two tripoints between the cantons of Berne, Nidwalden, and Obwalden.  A platter lift runs from the Joch Pass to near the summit of the Jochstock. One of the beautiful trekking destination and also a picturesque spot to spend some leisure time.

Klewenalp-StockhütteBeckenried, 6375 Emmetten, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Adventure Sports- Other

The Klewenalp is a hiking and winter sports area above Beckenried in the canton of Nidwalden . The Klewenalp is 1,600 m above sea level. M. above Lake Lucerne . Despite the relatively low altitude, the area is quite snow reliable.

KlimsenhornKlimsenhorn, 6052 Hergiswil, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

The Klimenshorn is a beautiful summit from the Pilatus. The view of Lake Lucerne is beautiful from up here. One of the most visited attractions in this area and It gives a nice view of the area.

LaucherenstockLaucherenstock, 6387 Wolfenschiessen, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

The Laucherenstock lies on the border between the cantons of Obwalden and Nidwalden, it is located in the Unterwaldner Voralpen . In the south, the Laucherenstock falls into the Horbistal , whose steep rocky step is also known as the "End of the World". The Horbistal flows south into Engelberg . The Rugghubel with the Rugghubelhütte is located southeast of the Laucherenstock .

LopperLopper, 6362 Stansstad, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Lopper, a mountain in the Swiss canton of Nidwalden, is a southeastern branch of the Pilatus. The Lopper forms a narrow peninsula to the Vierwaldstätter and Alpnachersee. Its ridge reaches a height of 961  m in the Haslihorn. Its flanks are unstable and drop steeply on both sides up to 500 meters to the lakes. It was one of the beautiful destinations in this area and also a good trekking destination too.

LuterseeLutersee, 6388 Wolfenschiessen, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

The Lutersee is located at 1703 meters above sea level in the Nidwalden community of Wolfenschiessen. The beautiful mountain lake lies above the so-called Rossboden. The Lutersee is located in a depression. Although the lake is located in the canton of Nidwalden, the easiest way to get to it is from the canton of Obwalden - either from Engelberg or from the hamlet of Grafenort.

Nidwaldner MuseumKehrsitenstrasse, 6362 Stansstad, Switzerland
Museums

Nidwaldner Museum has a collection of objects and works of art that document the art and cultural history of the canton. The museum, like many regional museums, was created at the instigation of the local historical association. The basis of the museum is the collection, the maintenance of which is part of the house's task as a social educational mandate. At three locations, Winkelriedhaus and pavilion, salt store , Fürigen fortress , the Nidwalden Museum shows themed special exhibitions, solo

RuchstockRuchstock, 6387 Isenthal, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

The Ruchstock is a 2813  m above sea level. M. high mountain in the Uri Alps of Switzerland. Although there is a lot of touristic infrastructure and a dense network of hiking paths in the Engelberg area, there is neither on the mountain itself. The Ruckstock is occasionally climbed by experienced hikers and is rated T6  on the hiking scale of the Swiss Alpine Club

SchwalmisSchwalmis, 6461 Emmetten, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

The Schwalmis is a mountain of the Urner Alps, overlooking Lake Lucerne in Central Switzerland. Its 2,246-metre-high summit lies on the border between the cantons of Nidwalden and Uri. It was one of the picturesque locations and is apt for trekking too.

Titlis Gerschnistrasse 12, 6390 Engelberg, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Mount Titlis is one amongst the most popular tourist attractions of the Swiss Alps. It is accessible from a small town known as Engelberg. Engelberg is in close proximity to Lucerne. A day trip to Mt Titlis from Lucerne is a perfect way to spending one whole day in the Swiss Alps. Hence, many people stay in Lucerne while visiting Mount Titlis.

TrübseeTrübsee, Wolfenschiessen, Switzerland
Man-made Structures- Other
Mountain Peaks
Cable Car Stations

Trübsee is an intermediate cable car station by the Titlis Bergbahnen, Trüebsee is an Alpine lake on the Ober Trüebsee Alpine pasture in the upper part of the extensive municipality of Wolfenschiessen in the Swiss canton of Nidwalden. The lake lies at the foot of the Titlis above the village resort of Engelberg.  The lake is a hydroelectric reservoir, providing water to the underground power station Trübsee

WendenstöckeWendenstöcke, 3862 Innertkirchen, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

The Wendenstöcke is a multi-summited mountain of the Uri Alps, overlooking Gadmen in the cannon of Bern. The main summit is named Gross Wendenstock. One of the beautiful picturesque location in this area which is suitable for trekking.

WidderfeldWidderfeld, 6386 Wolfenschiessen, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

The Widderfeld Stock is a mountain of the Urner Alps, located on the border between the Swiss cantons of Nidwalden and Obwalden. It is located between the valleys of Melchtal and Engelberg.

Map of attractions in Nidwalden