Cool gorges and tumbling waterfalls are ideal places for sheltering from the hot sun: the tall flanks provide shade, while the fine droplets of spray cool the skin. Visit the Risleten gorge with its imposing waterfall or the Chessiloch waterfall in Flühli and enjoy the awe-inspiring natural spectacle.
The bathing spots around Lake Lucerne, including those in the city of Lucerne, promise refreshment on a hot summer's day. Swim at the Seebad Luzern while admiring the views of the Pilatus or jump into the cooling waters from the Lido's diving platform. The Ufschötti park, where the locals meet for a barbecue or to play ball games, has a sandy beach almost 200 metres long and a large lawn.