As mentioned in the last post - my Swiss Canton Challenge is coming to an end. After getting back down from Stanserhorn it only seemed logical to go and visit the neighboring canton Obwalden.
Nidwalden (where Stanserhorn is located) and Obwalden are both one of the smallest cantons in Switzerland by the population. I guess the main reason is the mountainous landscape and probably the closeness of Lucerne also contributes to it. Nidwalden has only about 40.000 people and Obwalden 37.000 people.
To summarize it all - I don't think you should pick Sarnen as your travel destination but it's a good starting point for hikes in the region. Lucerne is very close and easily reachable by train, it's also easy to get to Nidwalden and Bern cantons. Obwalden and Nidwalden along with three others were the founding cantons of Switzerland. So if you want to get a feel of Swiss history, then go and pay a visit.