Hopfräben Nature Reserve by Lake Lucerne

The Hopfräben biotope in Brunnen offers a habitat to the diverse range of indigenous flora and fauna and is a designated nature reserve.

Lake Lucerne

Lake Lucerne is regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world and forms a unique landscape and natural environment. Although reminiscent of a fjord landscape, it is characterised by a mild climate. The lake’s German name of Vierwaldstättersee derives from the four "Waldstätten" or "Forest Cantons", namely the three founding cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden as well as the canton of Lucerne that surround the lake.

Lowland moor

The Hopfräben Nature Reserve lies beside the mouth of the River Muota, directly by Lake Lucerne in the municipality of Ingenbohl-Brunnen. The western part is a nature reserve and includes an intact shallow-water zone, with the range of species typical of this kind of habitat. This lowland moor is of national significance. At the same time, Hopfräben is also the site of commercial activities and is regarded as a leisure and recreation destination for the people of Brunnen. It is a great place to bathe, picnic and stroll. A popular section of the Waldstätterweg trail leads to Gersau.

Discover this nature reserve and its biodiversity that lives in harmony with nature.


Location and contact

Gemeindeverwaltung Ingenbohl
Parkstrasse 1
6440 Brunnen
+41 (0)41 825 05 00