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On this wild lake in the center of Switzerland already Wilhelm Tell was fighting some storms....


Lake of Lucerne / Vierwaldstättersee | Switzerland: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 38 km
Degree of difficulty: Demanding
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Good

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Reuss | Swiss River

This is the biggest lake in the Swiss Alps. From Flüelen, where the river Reuss enters the lake, to the north where it leaves it at Lucerne, it measures 38 km. Because it is lined by a lot of coves, it has a total outline of about 115 km. It covers an area of about 114 km2 with a maximum depth of 214 m. The lake is, because of its famous holiday places and the history-charged surroundings, a great attraction for tourism.

Tourism The lake is famous for its attractions for tourists from all over the world. First of all; the city of Lucerne, the well known resort “Bürgenstock”, the Rigi and beautiful places like Vitznau, Brunnen, Küssnacht and many more.

Wine and Dine
Restaurants and Hotels around the lake are serving everything you might think off. The very typical recipes of this region however, are not served in a lot of them because they are often very simple and rustic. A well known dish is; “Älplermakronen” a hot pot with Makronen (pasta), onions, butter, cream and cheese. If you have an opportunity, try “Urner Gämspfeffer” (chamois) or “Unterwaldner Stunggis” a stew with pork.


Impressionen vom Vierwaldstättersee.