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Wanderland Schweiz
Route 99

Swiss Path

To celebrate the 700th anniversary of the Swiss Confederation in 1991, the cantons gave the Swiss a homeland hiking trail: the Swiss Path. It runs as a 35-kilometre-long panorama trail around the southernmost arm of Lake Lucerne, the Lake of Uri. It invites you to hike through history, opens up intact nature and encourages you to talk to yourself.

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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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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