Central Switzerland
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
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.
Andermatt
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).
Brunnen
A little town on the shore of Lake Lucerne, on the Gotthard railway line. Winston Churchill spent his honeymoon here, and Turner painted several views from Brunnen in the 1840s. A quite beautiful place!
Einsiedeln
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.
Engelberg
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.
Glarus
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
Here occurred a legendary oath, remembered as the turning-point in the pursuit of Swiss independence. Every Swiss National Day, on August 1st, the oath is re-enacted to commemorate the forming of the Old Swiss Confederacy.
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.
Luzern
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.
Marbach
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.
Sarnen
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.
Schwyz
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.
Sempach
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.
Stans
Capital of Canton Nidwalden, Stans is the city where you'll see a memorial commemorating the heroic death of Arnold von Winkelried during the Battle of Sempach in 1386. The legend says he sacrificed himself so that his comrades could break through the enemy line and win this important battle.
Sursee
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.
Tellskapelle
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).
Zug
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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