That's where it all started centuries ago... Three little Forest States that made an alliance and were soon joined by Luzern and many others... Switzerland was born!

Altdorf, capital of Canton Uri, is situated in the lower Reuss Valley, south of Lake Lucerne, on the road to Gotthard Pass. It's where the legend of Wilhelm Tell, Switzerland's national hero, was born.
Located in the Urseren Valley, on the Gothard road, and surrounded by high Alpine passes, Andermatt is a crossroads between North (Central Switzerland) and South (Ticino and Italy) as well as between East (Graubünden) and West (Bern and Valais).
The village of Beckenried (436 m above sea level) lies on the southern shore of Lake Lucerne, at the foot of Klewenalp, with a view of the famous Mount Rigi on the other side of the lake.
Brunnen is situated on the shores of Lake Lucerne, opposite the Seelisberg, the mountain on whose slopes the Rütli oath was taken, the prelude to Switzerland's independence.
Einsiedeln, in the canton of Schwyz (Central Switzerland), is known for its beautiful monastery, the Benedictine Einsiedeln Abbey, and is the birthplace of Paracelsus, the famous Renaissance physician and alchemist.
Canton Obwalden exclave surrounded by the cantons of Bern, Nidwalden and Uri, Engelberg is the leading mountain resort in Central Switzerland, situated in the Urner Alps. During the Middle Ages, the village was renowned for the educational accomplishments of its Benedictine monastery, the beautiful Engelberg Abbey.
The Fronalpstock is a peak that rises at 1921m altitude above Stoos, the car-free village of Muotatal in Canton Schwyz. It offers exceptional views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps.
Glarus, capital of the eponymous canton, is situated in the Linth Valley, at the foot of the Glärnisch Peak of the Glarus Alps. Destroyed by fire in 1861, it has been rebuilt in a checkerboard fashion and very few ancient buildings remain nowadays, but the mountain setting is quite beautiful.
Grütli - Rütli
The Rütli (French: Grütli) is the most mythical meadow in Switzerland. It is located in a difficult-to-reach spot on the steep shores of Lake Lucerne, just below the village of Seelisberg.
Hohle Gasse
According to the legend, it's the old path where William Tell took vengeance on the Habsburg Emperor’s bailiff Gessler, killing him with a crossbow's bolt. A shady hollow track in the forest, leading to a chapel. Beautiful and mysterious.
Küssnacht am Rigi
Situated at the end of the Küssnachtersee, northeastern arm of the convoluted Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee), Küssnacht am Rigi has a beautiful lakeshore promenade and is an ideal starting point to discover Central Switzerland.
Lucerne is a world-famous tourist destination. Apart from famous sights such as the Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower and the Lion Monument, the local scenery never fails to attract tourists. Lake Lucerne is surrounded by mountain peaks like Pilatus, Rigi or Titlis, all of which are easily accessible by steamer and/or rail.
Some secrets of Switzerland are far from the highways: the village of Marbach, with its impressive church, is situated on the beautiful little road connecting the southern areas of two beautiful regions, the Entlebuch in Canton of Luzern and the Emmental in Canton of Bern.
Muotathal (with an h) is the main village in the Muotatal, the valley of the river Muota in the canton of Schwyz. As the road to Muotathal is not an Alpine pass road, the valley is protected from mass tourism.
At an altitude of 1797 metres, the Rigi has been a popular destination for excursions since the 17th century, thanks to its position on Lake Lucerne and its impressive panoramic views over the whole of Central Switzerland.
A family and nature lovers hiking and ski paradise near the city of Lucerne, in Central Switzerland. The little city of Sarnen is close to crystal clear lakes, flowering alpine meadows, refreshing waterfalls, and historic sites in a sunny region.
At the foot of the two Mythen Peaks, tranquillity, tradition and innovation characterize Schwyz, the village that gave its name to Switzerland. Rich in historic buildings, the village center features a big place considered as one of the most beautiful of Switzerland.
A little town situated at the southeastern end of Lake Sempach, in Canton Luzern. Here, the St. Jakob Chapel and the Winkelried stone remind the Confederate victory at the Battle of Sempach in 1386, one of the main historical steps leading to Swiss independence.
Capital of Canton Nidwalden, Stans is the city where you'll see a memorial commemorating the heroic (but legendary) death of Arnold von Winkelried during the Battle of Sempach in 1386.
The Stanserhorn is a mountain located in the canton of Nidwalden, peaking at 1,898 metres (6,227 ft) above sea level. This popular tourist destination can be reached from Stans by a funicular railway and a cable car.
This car-free village is the star destination of Muotatal, especially since the opening of the new funicular in 2017, which climbs and reaches the world record steepness of 110%, i.e. an angle of 47.7°.
A little city in the canton of Lucerne, located at the northern end of Lake Sempach, with a beautifully preserved old town which was awarded the Swiss Heritage Protection Society's Wakker Prize in 2003.
At Tellsplatte, 3 kilometers south of Sisikon, the place where, according to the legend, William Tell jumped overboard during a storm, when transferred by boat to the bailiff Gessler's jail. An easy walk in a beautiful landscape to Tell's Chapel, with nearby the biggest glockenspiel in Switzerland (38 bells playing 20 melodies).
At 3238m above sea level, on the border between the cantons of Obwalden and Bern, the Titlis is an icy mountain that can be reached with the Rotair, the world's first revolving cable car, which opened in 2014.
Trübsee is a lake at 1764m above sea level at the foot of the Titlis, above the village of Engelberg. It is also the name of the intermediate station of the nearby Titlis cable car.
This small village is built on a narrow strip of land on the shores of Lake Lucerne, facing the eastern end of the Bürgenstock peninsula and at the foot of the steep slopes of the Rigi.
Zug is world-renowned as a fiscal paradise because of its low tax policy (and therefore is headquarters for many multinational enterprises), but in Switzerland the town is above all famous for its kirsch, the local cherry spirit, an essential additive to the Swiss cheese fondue.
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