Schnitzturm Castle

The Schnitzturm in Stansstad, built on a promontory emerging from the sea, was one of the main defences against northern attacks. Although the building was erected on soil belonging to Canton Nidwalden, two-thirds of the Schnitzturm are a possession of the Canton Obwalden.

Winkelried Monument

The Winkelried monument is situated on the town hall square in Stans and is dedicated to the courageous hero who fought in the bloody Battle of Sempach in 1386 and who, through the sacrifice of his own life, converted the battle into a victory for the Swiss Army.