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Working and living in an attractive environment

Settle down in a place with a high quality of life. 

Map of Switzerland with Canton Nidwalden and with north-south car route marked

Canton of Nidwalden

Nidwalden is located in the heart of Switzerland. Covering an area of 276 km2, the Canton of Nidwalden stretches between Mount Pilatus in Hergiswil, Lake Lucerne and the Joch Pass at the Titlis Glacier.

Residential area in the Engelberg valley
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In Nidwalden, people reside and live where others go on holiday. Around 40 kilometres of lake shore on Lake Lucerne ensure a high quality of life with a wide range of sports and leisure activities.

Men in alpine shirts going down from the alps

Culture, leisure and tourism

Culturally, Nidwalden offers a wide range of exhibitions, markets, theatre performances, concerts and festivals. Many clubs and organisations actively shape cultural life and offer opportunities for participation and involvement.

Above all, the customs that are practised contribute to the cultural identity and cohesion of the population.

In addition to theatrical and artistic experiences, you can go hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, paragliding, climbing, canoeing, sailing, swimming, diving, golfing, play tennis, football, handball and much more.

Building of the Collegium St. Fidelis in Stans
Kollegium St. Fidelis


The Nidwalden municipalities have a dense network of primary and orientation schools. In the main town of Stans, there is the Collegium St. Fidelis secondary school, with around 500 pupils, which offers the federal baccalaureate qualification as a long-term baccalaureate school.

Doctor visiting an elderly woman in the hospital
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Nidwalden offers a comprehensive range of medical services. Nidwalden Hospital in Stans has all the important medical specialties of extended primary care. With a high level of professionalism and medical expertise, state-of-the-art equipment and medical technology, the cantonal hospital offers a high level of comfort and professional care.

All eleven Nidwalden municipalities offer a wide range of practising doctors of all disciplines, as well as therapists, pharmacies, drug stores and medical service providers.

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