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Coat of arms of Hergiswil
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Nidwalden
District n.a.
 • Total 14.31 km2 (5.53 sq mi)
449 m (1,473 ft)
 (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 5,645
 • Density 394.48/km2 (1,021.7/sq mi)
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Surrounded by Alpnach (OW), Horw (LU), Kriens (LU), Schwarzenberg (LU), Stansstad

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.

Pilato rigardo al Hergiswil 116
Hergiswil seen from the top of Pilatus
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