Lake Lucerne is one of the largest lakes in central Switzerland which also represents a renowned tourist resort thanks to the beauty of the place combined with the presence of bathing establishments and hotels.
The surface of the lake extends for about one hundred and fourteen square kilometers at just over four hundred meters above sea level with a depth that in some points reaches two hundred and fourteen meters.
With an aerial view one realizes how jagged its shape is that with various ramifications it reaches the city of Lucerne and the nearby mountains.
It is located in the center of the three Swiss cantons of Uri, Schwyz, Unterwalden and in the canton of Lucerne; along the shores of the lake there are some ancient countries including Küssnacht, Weggis, Vitznau, Gersau, Brunnen, Altdorf, Buochs, Treib and the Grütli meadow which would traditionally represent the place where the Swiss Confederation was founded.
The Reuss River is the main inlet of the lake which enters Flüelen in the Canton of Uri and exits in Lucerne.
In addition to this, the Muota rivers in Brunnen, the Engelberger Aa in Buochs, and the Sarner Aa in Stansstad also enter the lake.
Tour of the lake of the 4 cantons
Around the lake there is a winding road that allows you to complete the entire tour, while in the various cities and towns of the lake there are vaporetto services available to shuttle you from one bank to another.
The most important location is Lucerne which represents the capital of the canton of the same name and is located on the lake shore in the north west.
In the ancient part of the city there are various museums to visit and also some typical events are held annually including the Lucerne carnival with a parade of many artistic costumes, the cartoon festival and the contemporary music festival.