Since all my friends are currently studying all day long to prepare for their final exams this week, and since i have all my exams in August, I was forced to go on a hike by my self. Which wasn't so bad. It was pretty nice not to be forced to make compromises but it would have been nice to share the experience.
I took the train from Zürich HB 11:06 to Luzern, where i switched to another train towards Engelberg. I only traveled with the Engelberg-train for 20 minutes before i stepped off. Stans is a small village with lush mountains all around. High enough to be a mountain, low enough to be grassy on the summit. They have an old seilbahn which takes you up to the brand new gondola with a panorama roof which only have a fence which was really cool.
I made a rookie mistake when planning the trip, mistaking the elevations i thought Stanserhorn should be my starting point and Wirzweli my finishing point. It was the opposite. So i had to make a trip towards a nice saddle in the mountain and then turn around up towards Stanserhorn again to take the gondola down, which turned out to be not as bad as i had feared.
The trek was really nice, and i had a really nice view. There wasn't so many people out, and i think this had something to do with the weater (30 degrees Celcius).
I had been walking for about 50 minutes until i reached the saddle, and i had a really nice view over a town by a lake, which by looking at Google Maps I see is Sarnen.
At this point i was listening to some music from my phone and taking a beer and having some water. I chilled out maybe for 30 minutes before beginning my trek back up to Stanserhorn. I was unsure how much time i had left since i was not 100% sure when the last ride down to the valley was. I suspected it was 17 but i planned for 16. So i hiked up to Stanserhorn in about one and a half hours, and was quite sweaty when i arrived. The last ride was 17 but i was in time for the 16, so i chilled out and looked at the view for twenty five minutes then I rode down to the valley again with the gondola and then the seilbahn arriving at last in the village Stans again.
Back in Stans i had to wait 20 minutes for the train to Luzern to arrive, so i just took it easy at the train station looking around at the nature. It was a quite and clean village with two train platforms which merged into one train track outside the station. The train arrived and I rode to Luzern for a well deserved super cheap swiss Whopper meal at Burger King. I was hungry since i hadn't eaten anything but 2 sandwiches the entire day but i could still not finish the meal (student stomach).
I would recommend the Stans area for a hike. The last bit up to Stanserhorn is quite steep but the trail is solid and reinforced. At the top there is a panorama resturant where you can buy food and ice cream etc.. All in all a well spent day! Only regred i had was that i burned my neck in the sun, but it was worth it.