Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus

Lake Lucerne (German: Vierwaldstättersee or “Lake of the Four Forested Cantons”) is located in the predominantly German speaking area of Switzerland and is the fifth largest lake in the Swiss Confederation. The lake has a complicated shape extending from the city of Lucerne to the Swiss Alps. It has a total area of 44 sq. mi (114 km²) and a maximum depth of 702ft (214 m). The flat shoreline borders a rugged mountain range (1,500 meters above the lake), where you can see Mount Rigi and Mount Pilatus.

Lake Lucerne is a very popular tourist destination for native Swiss and as well as foreign visitors. There are many hotels and resorts along the shores. In addition, the Swiss confederation was founded southeast shore of the lake in the meadow of the Rütli.

Boat Tour at Lake Lucerne

Boat Tour at Lake Lucerne


The lake has been an important part of Switzerland’s transportation system for many centuries.The development of Switzerland’s road and rail networks has relieved much of the traffic on the lake, but it continues to be used by a considerable number of vessels. Nowadays, the traffic on the lake is mainly driven by tourist, but the lake continues to provide practical transportation links between the smaller lakeside communities.
 
 
 

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