Lake Lucerne: the countries around Lake Lucerne

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lake of 4 cantons lucerne

Lake Lucerne is one of the largest lakes in central Switzerland, which is also a popular tourist destination thanks to the beauty of the place together with the presence of beach resorts and hotels.

Lake Lucerne

The surface of lake stretches for about one hundred and fourteen kilometers to a little more than four hundred square meters with a depth at some points touches the two hundred and fourteen meters. With an aerial view you realize how jagged the form that comes with various ramifications to the city of Lucerne and the nearby mountains.

It is located in the center of the three Swiss cantons of Uri, Schwyz, Unterwalden, and the canton of Lucerne; along the banks of the lake are some ancient countries including Küssnacht, Weggis, Vitznau, Gersau, Brunnen, Altdorf, Buochs, Treib and the Rütli meadow that would traditionally the place where it was founded the Swiss Confederation.

The Reuss River is the main tributary of the lake that becomes Flüelen in Uri and exits at Lucerne. Besides that enter the lake also rivers Muota Brunnen, the Engelberger Aa Buochs, and the Sarner Aa Stansstad.

Around the lake of 4 cantons

Around the lake runs a winding road that allows you to make the entire round, while in the various cities and towns of the lake are available for ferry services to shuttle from one bank to another. The most important resort is that Lucerne is the capital of the canton and is located on the shore of the lake to the north west.

In the old part of the city there are many museums to visit and also are held annually some typical manifestations including the carnival in Lucerne with a parade of many artistic costumes, the balloon festival and the festival of contemporary music.