Hergiswil

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Hergiswil
Coat of arms of Hergiswil
Coat of arms
Hergiswil is located in Switzerland
Hergiswil
Coordinates: 46°58′N 8°18′E / 46.967°N 8.3°E / 46.967; 8.3Coordinates: 46°58′N 8°18′E / 46.967°N 8.3°E / 46.967; 8.3
Country Switzerland
Canton Nidwalden
District n.a.
Area[1]
 • Total 14.31 km2 (5.53 sq mi)
Elevation 449 m (1,473 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 5,645
 • Density 394.48/km2 (1,021.7/sq mi)
Postal code 6052
SFOS number 1507
Surrounded by Alpnach (OW), Horw (LU), Kriens (LU), Schwarzenberg (LU), Stansstad
Website www.hergiswil.ch
SFSO statistics

Hergiswil is a municipality in the canton of Nidwalden in Switzerland.

It was founded in 1378.

The main sights of Hergiswil are: an old clergy house, the church, the chapel Maria zum guten Rat, old mansion Thumigerhaus, and a glazier's workshop with museum. The workshop was established in 1817. It burned down on one occasion.

Hergiswil seen from the top of Pilatus














Other websites[change | change source]


  1. Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016