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Swiss Path

A 35 km footpath was created around the southernmost part of Lake Lucerne to mark Switzerland’s 700th anniversary.

Current situation
The Swiss Path is open. Please note the timetable of the Lake Lucerne Navigation Company and the mask obligation applies. Keep to the distance rule of 1.5m recommended by the Federal Office and avoid large crowds at barbecue & rest areas.

General information

The Swiss Path circumnavigates the southern part of Lake Lucerne. It’s immensely interesting whether you walk all of it or take public transport for some of it.

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The various sections

The Swiss Path is divided into a number of sections. Within the sections, however, there are many opportunities to shorten the walking time through use of public transport (boat, bus, train). 

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Obstacles for walkers

The following paths/sections are not accessible or only under difficult conditions. Please observe the recommended detours.

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History of the Swiss Path

What makes the Rütli meadow so special? And what’s the significance of the 40-metre-or-so-tall rock that emerges from Lake Uri? Countless little marvels from the past lie hidden around Lake Lucerne.

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Barbecue spots along the Swiss Path

Delightful locations, resting places and barbecue spots are dotted along the Swiss Path.

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Learning along the way

To enhance the walking experience for young people, documentation on the history of the trail and other information has been produced with primary and secondary schools in mind.

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