Brunnen is most dramatically located, between mountains and the mystical fjord of the Lake of Uri.

The holiday resort Brunnen is situated attractively and centrally in the heart of Switzerland, between the mountains Urmiberg and Fronalpstock and directly on the shore of the Lake of Lucerne. A round trip on the Lake of Uri (finger of Lake of Lucerne) on one of the historical paddle steamers makes your stay in Brunnen just perfect. On that trip you can stop at the Rütli, the birth place of the Swiss nation, or at the Tellsplatte, one of the well known places from the famous legend by Friedrich Schiller. You can also get very unique memories walking on the Swiss Path, a hiking trail of 35 km that was built in 1991 to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Switzerland. This trail is divided into the 26 cantons and a fraction of 5 mm belongs to each Swiss citizen. Exiting experiences along the Lake of Uri and through the homeland of William Tell are guaranteed. Other highlights are the funicular up to mount Urmiberg or walking on the Cultural Path as well as strolling on the lakeside with the many coffee shops. Trips up to the nearby mountains like Fronalpstock or Rigi are always worth while and promise many diverse hikes, always with the great Lake of Lucerne in sight. Aquatic athletes as well as mountain bikers will find the environment of Brunnen to be a true paradise for their favourite sport.

Also in winter Brunnen and its surrounding have much to offer. In just a little time you can reach the ski areas of Stoos-Fronalpstock, Mythenregion, Sattel-Hochstuckli, Rigi, Hoch-Ybrig, Andermatt-Gemsstock oder Klewenalp-Stockhütte. In February Brunnen is one of the main carnival places in Central Switzerland.

More information as well as bike-maps and excursion tickets you can get at Brunnen Tourismus.

  • Within 40 minutes
    7 different skiing regions with a total of 82 transports (ski lift and others), more than 280 km of slopes as well as fun parks, half pipes, sled and air board runs, snow walking trails, winter hiking paths and cross country ski trails.
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • 30 min. to Lucerne, 1 hour to Zurich, 30 min. to Zug
  • 2 hours to Lugano, Locarno, Basel, Berne or St. Gallen.
  • 2 lakeside beaches
  • 5 min. to the Swiss Holiday Park in Morschach
  • 2 harbours
  • Canoe, kayak, raft building
  • Sailing
  • Hiking possibilities (Swiss Path)
  • Mountain biking trails
  • Many funiculars, cable cars, mountain railways nearby

Great entertainment programme from June- to September (for free):

  • Monday Folklore evening
  • Tuesday Guest information
  • Wednesday Alphorn blowing & flag throwing (mid June - mid September)
  • Thursday Guided village walk
  • Friday Guided hiking tourg


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