Hiking in the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region is something special. It boasts fascinating mountainscapes, broad valleys and crystal-clear lakes. A richly endowed paradise for walkers and hikers. Discover what the region has to offer on foot.


Long-distance hiking in the heart of Switzerland: The new Tell-Trail takes walkers right through the picturesque Lucerne – Lake Lucerne region from Altdorf to the Brienzer Rothorn. It can be completed in eight stages and takes in glittering mountain lakes, historic villages, world-famous destinations and the “Big 6” of the Central Swiss mountains.

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Tell Trail and more: Off the hiking route

The eight-day long-distance Tell Trail passes through the picturesque Lake Lucerne Region – from Altdorf to the Brienzer Rothorn. But there’s also lots to discover away from the official hiking route: browse through our suggestions and discover great places to eat, the best photo spots, ideas for families and easy walks along the trail.

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The 10 best walks

Stride across meadows and along panoramic paths and exposed ridges. The various levels of difficulty provide a range of challenges.

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Panoramic walks

The Lucerne – Lake Lucerne Region offers the best prospects – and the best views. But don't take our word for it – see for yourself and enjoy great views and panoramas. The inspirational vistas include endless landscapes, valleys and villages. These outings reward you with unique views.

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Family walks

Discover themed trails, playgrounds and the Lake Lucerne Region with your children. These walks are short and child-friendly. These routes are fun, even for the smallest ones. Spend time as a family in the great outdoors. There's so much to see and do!

Family walks

Walks by water

Visit crystal-clear mountain lakes, circumnavigate Lake Lucerne then relax on a paddle steamer. Don't forget your swimming things! Mountain streams, waterfalls, rivers and lakes – water in all its facets. Walk from the Titlis Glacier at alt. 3,020 metres down to Lake Lucerne at alt. 436 metres.

Walks by water

Cableway walks

Combine your walk with a ride on a cableway. The Lake Lucerne Region is full of all kinds of aerial cableways going up to summits and back down into valleys. They involve spine-tingling little open-air cable cars, vintage installations, very steep cableways – as well as modern ones. Or how about a ride on Europe's tallest freestanding outdoor lift on the Bürgenstock: the Hammetschwand Lift?

Cableway walks

The Mythen man – Armin Schelbert, the summiteer

Armin Schelbert has been hiking up his favourite mountain, the Gross Mythen, several times a day for about 20 years now. He has climbed it more than 4,600 times in his life – more often than anyone else.

The Mythen man
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