Sarnen
in Obwalden of Canton of Obwalden, Switzerland

Noteable things around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
46.896 and 8.245 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 46° 53' 45" and E 8° 14' 43"
Currency and Currency Code:
Franc - CHF
Spoken languages:
German, French, Italian, Romansh
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 06:16 AM (Saturday)
Timezone: Europe/Zurich
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:36 am and 8:22 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-44.033 and -176.367 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Ouwenga
References
This place on Wikipedia
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Delve into Sarnen

Sarnen in Obwalden (Canton of Obwalden) with it's 9,410 habitants is located in Switzerland about 38 mi (or 61 km) east of Bern, the country's capital town.

Current time in Sarnen is now 06:16 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Europe / Zurich with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 12 airports close to Sarnen, of which 5 are larger airports. The closest airport in Switzerland is Buochs Airport in a distance of 9 mi (or 14 km), North-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps in Austria at a distance of 26 mi (or 43 km). The closest in Switzerland is Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch in a distance of 29 mi (or 43 km), North. We encountered 10 points of interest near this location. If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Stans, Luzern, Ennetburgen, Schuepfheim and Kussnacht. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 23°C / 74 °F

Morning Temperature 14°C / 57 °F
Evening Temperature 17°C / 63 °F
Night Temperature 14°C / 56 °F
Chance of rainfall 1%
Air Humidity 57%
Air Pressure 1019 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (2 mph) from South
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Sunday, 25th of August 2019

24°C (76 °F)
14°C (57 °F)
Scattered clouds, light breeze.

Monday, 26th of August 2019

25°C (77 °F)
16°C (60 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Tuesday, 27th of August 2019

27°C (80 °F)
16°C (60 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, clear sky.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Krone Sarnen

Address
0,1 mi
Brünigstrasse 130
6060 Sarnen
Switzerland

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 6:00 - 23:00
Weekend: 6:00 - 23:00


Kreuz Sachseln

Address
2,0 mi
Bruder-Klausen Weg 1
6072 Sachseln
Switzerland

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 16:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Seehotel Wilerbad

Address
1,8 mi
Wilerbadstrasse 6
6062 Wilen (Sarnen)
Switzerland

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 6:30 - 23:30
Weekend: 6:30 - 23:30


Chalet Paxmontana

Address
2,0 mi
Flüelistrasse 5
6073 Flüeli-Ranft
Switzerland

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 7:00 - 22:00
Weekend: closed


Paxmontana Jugendstilhotel

Address
2,0 mi
Dossen 1
6073 Flüeli-Ranft
Switzerland

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 7:00 - 22:00
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Tele 1 | Ad Astra Sarnen kämpft um Aufstieg

Published: March 23, 2015
Length: 00:31 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Ad Astra Sarnen

Bericht von Tele 1 vom 15. März 2015 zum Unihockey Nationalliga B Playoff-Halbfinalspiel zwischen Ad Astra Sarnen und Unihockey Mittelland.


Seefeld Park Sarnen Switzerland 2011

Published: August 15, 2011
Length: 04:57 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Rockguitar Channel

A film from the beautifull camping Seefeld Park Sarnen at the Sarnen lake in Switzerland Filmed with iPad 2, edited with Imovie.


Skate au bowl de Sarnen.

Published: June 03, 2008
Length: 03:03 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: inward68

Une petite session au superbe bowl de Sarnen (Obwalden, Suisse) avec Valère Bakaria, Damien Descotis et Nicolas Schneider. Musique: Bonobo-Recurring.


Goalshow U16 | Ad Astra Sarnen - UH Verbano Gordola 7:6

Published: November 19, 2014
Length: 05:22 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Ad Astra Sarnen

Goalshow Junioren U16 B, Gruppe 1 (16.11.2014): Ad Astra Sarnen (Team Unterwalden) - UH Verbano Gordola 7:6.


SWISSVIEW - OW, Sarnen

Published: October 06, 2010
Length: 26:41 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: SWISSVIEW

Obwalden, Sarnen, Brünigstrasse, Burg Landenberg, Schützenhaus, Zeughaus.


Gesellen-Theater des Kolping-Vereins Sarnen: Probe am 3.2.2015

Published: February 04, 2015
Length: 00:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: OWJuergen

Probe des Gesellen-Theaters "Gauner, Goldfisch und Monetä" des Kolping-Vereins Sarnen am 3.2.2015. Das Bühnenbild ist noch unvollständig aber alle Darsteller bereits voller Elan und ...


Gesellen-Theater 2015 des Kolping-Verein Sarnen: Schlussapplaus

Published: March 01, 2015
Length: 00:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: OWJuergen

Schlussapplaus und Verbeugung der Schauspieler der Aufführung des Theaterstücks "Gauner, Goldfisch und Monetä" des Gesellen-Theaters des Kolping-Vereins Sarnen (Schweiz).


SWISSVIEW - OW, Sarnen, Landenberg

Published: October 06, 2010
Length: 25:47 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: SWISSVIEW

Obwalden, Sarnen, Burg Landenberg, Schützenhaus, Zeughaus, Sarner Aa, Dorfkapelle Maria Lauretana.


Cup | FC Sarnen - SC Eich 2 | 14.09.2012

Published: September 17, 2012
Length: 09:09 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: SCEich2

Nach einem eher mässigen Start in die Meisterschaft war das Team des SC Eich 2 im Cupspiel auswärts gegen den FC Sarnen gefordert. Die Eicher spielten und kämpften solidarisch, und liessen...


Gesellen-Theater des Kolping-Vereins Sarnen: Probe am 3.2.2015

Published: February 04, 2015
Length: 00:19 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: OWJuergen

Probe des Gesellen-Theaters "Gauner, Goldfisch und Monetä" des Kolping-Vereins Sarnen am 3.2.2015. Das Bühnenbild ist noch unvollständig aber alle Darsteller bereits voller Elan und Enthusiasmus...


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Switzerland

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in western Europe, where it is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km .

Located at 46.8333, 8.33333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Switzerland, Alpine countries, Central Europe, Countries in Europe, Federal countries, French-speaking countries, German-speaking countries, Helvetii, Italian-speaking countries, Landlocked countries, Liberal democracies, Member states of La Francophonie, Member states of the United Nations, States and territories established in 1291, Western Europe, Article Feedback 5 Additional Articles, Germanic countries and territories

Unterwalden

Unterwalden (Latinized Sylvania, later also Subsylvania as opposed to Supersylvania) is the old name of a forest-canton of the Old Swiss Confederacy in central Switzerland, south of Lake Lucerne, consisting of two valleys or Talschaften, now organized as two half-cantons, an upper part, Obwalden, and a lower part, Nidwalden. Unterwalden was one of the three participants in the foundation of the Old Swiss Confederacy, named in the Pact of Brunnen of 1315 with Uri and Schwyz.

Located at 46.87, 8.31 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Regions of Switzerland, Former cantons of Switzerland, Imperial valleys

Lopper Tunnel

The Lopper Tunnel is a tunnel in Switzerland, and forms part of the Autostrasse A8. The tunnel is 1,562 metres long and has two lanes (one in each direction). There is no central reservation. It lies in central Switzerland. At times, the link to the A2 motorway may be undergoing roadworks.

Located at 46.975, 8.305 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Tunnels in Switzerland

Winkelried

Winkelried was a family of Unterwalden, recorded as members of the lower nobility during the second half of the 13th century and as commoners during the 14th to early 16th centuries. The name is mostly associated with Arnold von Winkelried, the hero of the Battle of Sempach (1386) in Swiss historiography. Because of the importance of Arnold Winkelried in 19th-century Swiss nationalism, much research has gone into the genealogy of this family.

Located at 46.953, 8.34 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Swiss families, Medieval Switzerland

Pilatus railway

The Pilatus railway is a mountain railway in Switzerland and is the steepest rack railway in the world, with a maximum gradient of 48%. The line runs from Alpnachstad, on Lake Lucerne, to a terminus near the Esel summit of Mount Pilatus at an altitude of 2,073 m . At Alpnachstad, the Pilatus railway connects with steamers on Lake Lucerne and with trains on the Brünigbahn line of Zentralbahn.

Located at 46.9556, 8.27694 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mountain railways, 800 mm gauge railways, Railway companies of Switzerland, Railway lines in Switzerland, Rack railways, Rack railways of Switzerland, Transport in Nidwalden

Melchsee-Frutt

Melchsee-Frutt is a mountain resort village in Switzerland. The village is located near the lake Melchsee, in the municipality of Kerns, canton Obwalden. It has an elevation of 1920 meters. The main attractions of this resort are skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking and rock climbing. The village is accessible by car, but with some time restrictions. It can also be reached by use of a gondola lift.

Located at 46.7756, 8.26944 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Villages in Switzerland, Ski areas and resorts in Switzerland, Geography of Obwalden, Visitor attractions in Obwalden, Car-free villages in Switzerland

Lake Sarnen

Lake Sarnen is a lake in the Swiss canton of Obwalden. The lake is on the Sarner Aa river, which flows out of the Lake Lungern, through the Lake Sarnen, and into Lake Lucerne. The municipalities of Sarnen and Sachseln are located on the shores of the lake, and the Brünig railway line follows the eastern shore. The lake's area is about 7.5 km² and its maximum depth is 51 m. It is about 5.7 km long and, at its widest, 1.6 km wide.

Located at 46.8625, 8.20861 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Lakes of Switzerland, Lakes of Obwalden, Reuss drainage basin

Lake Lungern

Lake Lungern (German: Lungerersee, also spelled Lungernsee or Lungerensee) is a small natural lake in Obwalden, Switzerland which is named after the town Lungern on its shore. The lake is drained by the Sarner Aa river, which flows through the Sarnersee and into Lake Lucerne. The lake was originally much larger, and covered a large part of the valley it is situated in. Starting in 1836, its level was lowered by 36 metres through an artificial drainage tunnel of 380 m length.

Located at 46.8025, 8.16333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Lakes of Obwalden, Lakes of Switzerland, Reservoirs in Switzerland, Reuss drainage basin

Melchsee

Melchsee is a lake in the canton of Obwalden, Switzerland. It lends it name to the resort Melchsee-Frutt, in the municipality of Kerns. At an elevation of 1891 m, its surface area is 0.54 km².

Located at 46.7725, 8.2725 (Lat. / Lng.), about 9 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Lakes of Switzerland, Lakes of Obwalden, Reservoirs in Switzerland, Reuss drainage basin

Geographical centre of Switzerland

The geographical centre of Switzerland has the coordinates {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:46|48|4|N|8|13|36|E|type:landmark_region:CH-OW_source:dewiki |primary |name= }}. It is located at Älggi-Alp in the municipality of Sachseln, Obwalden. The point is the centre of mass determined in 1988 by Swisstopo. As the point is difficult to access, a stone was set 500 m further south-east on Älggi Alp (1645 m).

Located at 46.8011, 8.22667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Geographical centres, Geography of Obwalden, Geography of Switzerland, Visitor attractions in Obwalden

Wichelsee

Wichelsee is a lake in Obwalden, Switzerland. Its surface area is 0.22 km². The reservoir is located in the municipalities of Alpnach and Sarnen. It formed after the Sarner Aa was damed in 1955. The area around the lake was protected in 2005.

Located at 46.9194, 8.2725 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Lakes of Obwalden, Lakes of Switzerland, Reservoirs in Switzerland, Reuss drainage basin, Protected areas of Switzerland

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is a Swiss public vocational university with campuses in Lucerne, Horw and Zug.

Located at 47.014, 8.306 (Lat. / Lng.), about 9 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Universities of Applied Sciences in Switzerland, Educational institutions established in 1997

A8 motorway (Switzerland)

The A8 motorway, an Autobahn in central Switzerland, is a divided highway connecting the Bernese Oberland and the Innerschweiz. It is part of the National Road N8. For the Canton of Obwalden, it is the lifeline that has allowed the settling of industrial firms in this historically predominantly agricultural region. Via the A8, speedy connections to the major economic centers in the Mittelland and the north-south transit axis A2 are now possible.

Located at 46.9156, 8.26704 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Motorways in Switzerland

Mueterschwanderberg

Mueterschwanderberg (also Mueterschwandenberg) is a ridge forming the southern shore of Alpnachersee, just northwest of Stanserhorn and west of the village of Ennetmoos, Nidwalden, Switzerland. Its peak is at an elevation of 860 m (some 425 m above the lake surface). The peak is known as Drachenflue (Drachenfluh), with the Drachenloch cave nearby, named for the dragon which according to legend was slain here by Heinrich von Winkelried.

Located at 46.953, 8.315 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mountains of Switzerland, Mountains of Nidwalden, Former fortresses, Forts in Switzerland, Fortifications of Switzerland in the 20th century

Giswil railway station

Giswil is a Swiss railway station on the Brünig line, owned by the Zentralbahn, that links Lucerne and Interlaken. The station is in the municipality of Giswil in the canton of Obwalden. The line from Giswil over the Brünig Pass towards Interlaken is equipped with rack rails, and Giswil is the furthest station from Lucerne that can be served by trains not fitted with rack equipment. The station is served by the following passenger trains:

Located at 46.8362, 8.18619 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Railway stations in the canton of Obwalden,

Sarnen railway station

Sarnen is a Swiss railway station on the Brünig line, owned by the Zentralbahn, that links Lucerne and Interlaken. The station is in the municipality of Sarnen in the canton of Obwalden. The station is served by passenger trains:

Located at 46.8943, 8.24743 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Railway stations in the canton of Obwalden,

Alpnachstad railway station

Alpnachstad is a Swiss railway station in the municipality of Alpnach in the canton of Obwalden. It is on the Brünig line, owned by the Zentralbahn, that links Lucerne and Interlaken, and is also the lower terminus of the Pilatus railway, a rack railway that ascends to the summit of Mount Pilatus. Alpnachstad station is one of two stations to serve Alpnach, the other being Alpnach Dorf, which is on the Brünig line some 1.5 kilometres to the south, and nearer the centre of Alpnach.

Located at 46.9551, 8.27785 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Railway stations in the canton of Obwalden,

Kaiserstuhl OW railway station

Kaiserstuhl OW is a Swiss railway station on the Brünig line, owned by the Zentralbahn, that links Interlaken and Lucerne. The station is located by the hamlet of Kaiserstuhl, in the municipality of Lungern and the canton of Obwalden. The station is served by the following passenger trains: The station should not be confused with Kaiserstuhl AG station, on the Winterthur to Koblenz line in the canton of Aargau.

Located at 46.8143, 8.17542 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Railway stations in the canton of Obwalden,

Alpnach Dorf railway station

Alpnach Dorf is a Swiss railway station in the municipality of Alpnach in the canton of Obwalden. It is on the Brünig line, owned by the Zentralbahn, that links Lucerne and Interlaken. Alpnach Dorf station is one of two stations to serve Alpnach, the other being Alpnachstad Dorf, which is on the Brünig line some 1.5 kilometres to the north. The station is served by the following passenger trains:

Located at 46.9404, 8.27502 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Railway stations in the canton of Obwalden,

Hergiswil railway station

Hergiswil is a Swiss railway station in the municipality of Hergiswil in the canton of Nidwalden. It is at the junction of the Brünig line, which links Lucerne and Interlaken, and the Luzern–Stans–Engelberg line. Both lines are of metre gauge and owned by the Zentralbahn railway company. Hergiswil station is one of two stations to serve Hergiswil, the other being Hergiswil Matt, which is on the Brünig line some 1.5 kilometres to the north. The station is served by the following passenger trains:

Located at 46.982, 8.31 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Railway stations in the canton of Nidwalden,

Hergiswil Matt railway station

Hergiswil Matt is a Swiss railway station in the municipality of Hergiswil in the canton of Nidwalden. It is on the Brünig line of the Zentralbahn railway company, which links Lucerne and Interlaken, and is also used by trains of the Luzern–Stans–Engelberg line. Hergiswil Matt station is one of two stations to serve Hergiswil, the other being Hergiswil, which is on the Brünig line some 1.5 kilometres to the south. The station is served by the following passenger trains:

Located at 46.9933, 8.31408 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Railway stations in the canton of Nidwalden,

Sachseln railway station

Sachseln is a Swiss railway station on the Brünig line, owned by the Zentralbahn, that links Lucerne and Interlaken. The station is in the municipality of Sachseln in the canton of Obwalden. The station is served by passenger trains:

Located at 46.8711, 8.23793 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Railway stations in the canton of Obwalden,

Ewil Maxon railway station

Ewil Maxon is a Swiss railway station on the Brünig line, owned by the Zentralbahn, that links Lucerne and Interlaken. The station is in the municipality of Sachseln in the canton of Obwalden. It takes its name from the nearby hamlet of Ewil, together with the precision electric motor manufacturer Maxon Motor, whose plant adjoins the station. The station is served by passenger trains:

Located at 46.8605, 8.2188 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Railway stations in the canton of Obwalden,

Stansstad railway station

Stansstad is a Swiss railway station in the municipality of Stansstad in the canton of Nidwalden. It is on the Luzern–Stans–Engelberg line, owned by the Zentralbahn railway company, and is adjacent to the bridge that carries the line across the Alpnachersee arm of Lake Lucerne. The current railway station is the second to exist in Stansstad, having been built as a through station on the section of line opened in 1964 to connect the then Stansstad–Engelberg line to the Brünig line at Hergiswil.

Located at 46.9767, 8.33574 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Railway stations in the canton of Nidwalden,

Grafenort railway station

Grafenort is a Swiss railway station in the municipality of Engelberg in the canton of Obwalden. It is on the Luzern–Stans–Engelberg line, which is owned by the Zentralbahn railway company. It takes its name from the nearby settlement of Grafenort. The station is served by the following passenger trains:

Located at 46.8686, 8.37153 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Railway stations in the canton of Obwalden, Engelberg

capture of the webcam Sarnen: Sarnersee mit Obwaldner Berge

Sarnen: Sarnersee mit Obwaldner Berge, Sarnen (source)

capture of the webcam Sarnen: Blick von − nach Sueden

Sarnen: Blick von − nach Sueden, Sarnen (source)

capture of the webcam Alpnach: Schoried − und der Pilatus

Alpnach: Schoried − und der Pilatus, Alpnach (source)

capture of the webcam Sarnen: Airfield Kägiswil (LSPG), NE

Sarnen: Airfield Kägiswil (LSPG), NE, Sarnen (source)

capture of the webcam Sarnen: Airfield Kägiswil (LSPG), SE

Sarnen: Airfield Kägiswil (LSPG), SE, Sarnen (source)

capture of the webcam Sachseln: Sarnersee

Sachseln: Sarnersee, Sachseln (source)

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Sarnen, سارنين, Горад Зарнен, Зарнен, Sarno, سرنان, סרנן, ZKC, ザルネン, 자르넨, Zarnenas, سرنین, زارنن, 薩爾嫩