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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.

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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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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Learing 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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