Nidwalden Lake Route

Discover the beautiful heart of Switzerland’s origins

The Nidwalden lake route no. 311 takes you from Stans to the "cradle of Switzerland", the Rütli near Seelisberg. This ride opens up fabulous views of the magical lake Lucerne. Countless charming villages, historic sites and lakeshore esplanades with lovely restaurants make a stopover worthwhile. 
PostBus operates daily and hourly between Stans and Seelisberg, offering an additional half-hourly service between Stans and Beckenried.   

Your journey begins at the Stans train station.

The Stans town square is said to be the most beautiful in all of Switzerland. Take some time to discover Stans before getting on the postbus, there is much to see: the Winkelried monument and house, an airy ride on the worldwide first convertible cable car to the Stanserhorn peak with its magnificent panoramic views (PostBus stop Stans, Bahnhof) or just stroll through the alleys of the old town.

Enjoy the different leisure activities on the lake and along the lakeshore at Ennetbürgen and neighbouring Buochs. Those interested in culture will want to stop in Ennetbürgen and visit the openair Ennetbürgen Sculpture Park (Skulpturenpark Ennetbürgen) with an exhibition which is open all year round (PostBus stop Ennetbürgen, Post). The exhibition shows 50 sculptures by 46 artists.

You can then continue along lake Lucerne to Beckenried, a charming lakeside village where many restaurants with inviting terraces await you. Why not get to know some different aspects of the region on a trip by boat (PostBus stop Beckenried, Post), such as the Risleten gorge where you can admire waterfalls, swirls and impressive rocks.

From Beckenried, a cable car takes you up to Klewenalp in just a few minutes. On the ride up you will be able to enjoy the great views over lake Lucerne and the central Switzerland mountain ranges. In summer, Klewenalp is a paradise for paragliding, rock climbing, biking and hiking. There’s also a path suitable for strollers on Klewenalp leading to the Stockhütte in Emmetten.

In Emmetten there’s a cable car for 8 passengers to the Niederbauen where nature lovers can walk the wildlife observation trail (PostBus stop Emmetten, Post). The romantic mountain inn offers a variety of tasty specialities.

Seelisberg is situated high above Lake Lucerne in a beautiful sun-drenched area among flowering meadows and cool forests. Take a refreshing dip in the lovely lake just outside the village (PostBus stop Seelisberg, Geissweg). An historic funicular railway takes you back down to the shores of Lake Lucerne (PostBus stop Seelisberg, Railway Station). Legend has it that the Rütli meadow below the village is the birthplace of Switzerland.


  • Stans: Vintage funicular and openair convertible cable car to the Stanserhorn
  • Charming village of Beckenried on the lake and starting point for boat trips
  • Risleten gorge near Beckenried
  • Klewenalp hiking paradise suitable for families and strollers
  • Unique panoramic views from the Niederbauen and its mountain inn
  • Sun terrace village Seelisberg, bathing in the idyllic little lake; Rütli meadow 

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.
Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Route open all year


Reservations required for groups of 10 or more. Tel. 0848 100 222

Bicycle transport

No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed

Special comments:
All vehicles are wheelchair-accessible. For information call tel. 0848 100 222




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