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Lake Lucerne Switzerland

Hike around Lake Lucerne:

Consists of 44 square miles of hiking trails complete with breathtaking views of the Alps

Photos courtesy Lucerne Tourism

A walking trip around Lake Lucerne in central Switzerland provides impressive views of the Alps, as well as the surrounding hills and the lake.

Trekkers can pass through alpine meadows, steep cliffs and placid mountain lakes. While there, hikers can also enjoy the magnificent flora and fauna. Mountain inns are an invitation to fortify yourself, while mountain rails ensure that the strenuous uphill and downhill sections become excessive.

Map of Lake Lucerne

(LUCERNE) NIEDERRICKENBACH VILLAGE - EMMETTEN 5:30 (hours) to (SEELISBERG)
Leave Lucerne by train and enter Niederrickenbach by cable car. In the village, there are shops selling alpine herb trees gathered by women from the monastery. The tour continues further along the sycamore woods on a well-known game observation trail along the edges of the hills of Schwalmis and Oberbauen to Niderbauen. EF Valley ride using the cable car to Emmeten, then by post bus to Seelisberg.

SEELISBERG to FLÜELEN 5:05
The Road of Switzerland, opened in 1991 in commemoration of the 700th anniversary of the Swiss Federation. It winds around the deep Urnersee — sometimes high above it, then again directly on its shores, at times along steps hewn into the cliff side, then again on broad, comfortable tracks, past numerous inns and swimming locations, and with frequent, splendid views of the lake and the surrounding hills.

FLÜELEN to BRUNNEN 5:55
Between Flüelen and Sisikon the trek passes over a path on the shores, such as at the Riviera, past Tellskapelle and Tellsplatte. The climb from Sisikon onwards is rough, but there is an exciting adventure pool in Morschach for recuperating.

BRUNNEN/URMIBERG - RIGI KALTBAD 4:10
Hikers can travel by cable car to Urmiberg. The Rigi is a trekker’s paradise. The path from Urmiberg via Scheidegg to Kaltbad is also a trek that can only be described using superlatives. Unmatched views, which can cover up to four lakes at a time, are guaranteed. The panoramic view of the hills stretches from Säntis to the Bernese Alps.

RIGI KALTBAD - RIGI KULM - KÜSSNACHT 4:30
Rigi Kaltbad is nicknamed the Queen of the Mountains, and at its highest point extends more than 5,900 feet. It is no wonder then that, on a fine day, thousands of people eager to enjoy the sun make an excursion to this mountain. An unforgettable experience! Descent to Seebodenalp and Küssnacht. EF Seebodenalp - Küssnacht by cable car.

KÜSSNACHT - LUCERNE 5:30
The round trip around Lake Lucerne ends with a splendid finishing stretch across the Dietschiberg. The view of the sea is magnificent, and it is enjoyed by the golfers playing here above Lucerne. After a short descent, the path leads back to the heart of Lucerne, along the lakeside promenade. Brittany Petrillo