Brunnen – by idyllic Lake Lucerne

Brunnen is situated in the heart of Switzerland and is more than just a small urban gem by Lake Lucerne. It is an attractive and upmarket place to live and work and has a rich culture.


Brunnen is first mentioned in historical records in 1222, at the time when the three founding cantons renewed their alliance of 1291 following the Battle of Morgarten. Until 1618, Brunnen were part of the parish of Schwyz and known as the ‘Altes Land Schwyz’ (‘Altes Land’ roughly translating as ‘Old Canton’). With the construction of the road through the Gotthard Pass, Brunnen became an important site for the transhipment of goods. This idyllically situated village was later discovered by travellers as a resort, and so the municipality developed into a famous holiday destination.

Beautiful location by Lake Lucerne

Brunnen is located on the main North-South axis. Situated directly by Lake Lucerne, it provides a unique view of Lake Uri and the splendid panorama of the Bauenstock mountains and the snow-covered Mount Uri Rotstock. Behind lies the grandiose backdrop of the two Mythen mountains. It’s no surprise that this holiday resort is as popular with the locals as it is with guests.

Set out on a time-travelling journey through Brunnen. You can learn a little about the history of this place while enjoying a beautiful walk along the Culture Trail.

Explore Brunnen with an expert guide and get to know this former fishing village from a different perspective. You can also enjoy the view of Lake Lucerne and the mystical backdrop of the mountains.


Location and contact

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