About two centuries before Christ was born people settled the Nidwalden valley. I’m guessing that they were Celts, the so-called Helvetians, based upon vague memories of some of my university studies done in the 1980s. One such place they settled became known as Stans, and I am guessing that from this settlement the mountain known as Stanserhorn got its name.
Our tour guide got us out and into the coach really early. The motto throughout the tour seemed to be “get there first”, meaning get to any attraction before other tours and tourists. It certainly had its rewards, but left me tired the entire time. The coach raced from Lucerne through the small towns in the valley, all reflecting a modern country. This surprised me. Maybe because I associate Switzerland with an older life style.
The mountains called us and soon we found ourselves stopping at the base of what I presumed was Mount Stanserhorn. By the way, that’s not the picture above. That picture is just a random one from my coach window. Anyway, there we were at the bottom of the mountain, a funicular railway