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Flüelen
Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 20, Seelisberg–Erstfeld
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Weg der Schweiz
Weg der Schweiz
Stage 2, Seelisberg–Flüelen
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Weg der Schweiz
Weg der Schweiz
Stage 3, Flüelen–Brunnen
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 7, Luzern–Altdorf
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Urnersee-Uferweg
Urnersee-Uferweg
Route 603, Flüelen–Isleten-Isenthal
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Wildheupfad
Wildheupfad
Route 587, Flüelen (Eggberge)–Flüelen (Oberaxen)
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Höhenweg Schächental
Höhenweg Schächental
Route 595, Klausenpass–Flüelen (Eggberge)
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Flüelen
North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 4, Flüelen–Andermatt
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 3, Luzern–Flüelen
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 3, Glarus–Flüelen
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Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 4, Flüelen–Sörenberg
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Mountain biking in

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Chinzig Bike
Brunnital Bike
Haldi Bike
Schächental Bike
Isenthal Bike
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Flüelen
Flüelen

Flüelen

Flüelen, at the southern end of the fiord-like Urnersee lake is the transfer point from Vierwaldstättersee lake steamers to the Gotthard Railway. The Eggberge and Reuss delta are the scenic highlights of this resort in Canton Uri.
The port of Flüelen on a fjord-like arm of the Vierwaldstättersee was once a key point for transferring goods from water to land for transport over the Gotthard axis; today it’s mainly tourists who transfer from ship to railway.

The «Weg der Schweiz» (Swiss Path) leads past Flüelen, a theme trail on Swiss history leading around the romantic Urnersee. The trail section in the Reuss delta between Flüelen and Seedorf leads through moorland, reed beds, copses and forest, along water courses and sanctuaries for rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. A lakeside Kneipp path adds to leisure attractions including bathing, cycling and barbecuing.

The family-friendly lido and Gruonbach surfing paradise on the eastern shore of the lake are ideal for water-sport fans. However, Flüelen’s landmark is tiny Rudenz Castle, a heavily-fortified tower built in the early 13th century to control the Gotthard route.

Fluelen is the departure point for the Eggberge and Oberaxen hiking regions. An aerial cableway climbs from Flüelen to the Eggberge (1450 m) with stunning views of the Vierwaldstättersee lake and Canton Uri’s mountain world. In summer the region is an extensive hiking and biking area (Schächentaler Höhenweg to Klausenpass), in winter a family-friendly ski area. The «Schutz-Wald-Mensch» (Protection-Forest-People) educational trail provides information on the significance of the avalanche-protection forest to villages and inhabitants. High above the Urnersee lake, Untersaxen and Oberaxen (1008 m) are reached by a small aerial cableway from Flüelen and Tellsplatte.

Highlights

  • Schächentaler Höhenweg – The Eggberge above Flüelen, departure point for a two-day high-level hike on the exposed southern slope of the Schächental Valley.
  • Weg der Schweiz (Swiss Path) – themed hiking trail on Swiss history leading around the Urnersee lake, the southernmost part of the Vierwaldstättersee.
  • Vierwaldstättersee cruises – one of the loveliest and most diverse of the Swiss lakes with five lake steamers and many other ships.
  • Rütli – a place of deep symbolic significance to the Swiss Federation. This meadow at Seelisberg above the Urnersee is where in 1291, Unterwalden, Uri and Schwyz swore a pact of alliance and pledged to resist foreign rule.
  • Tell’s Chapel – according to Schiller, Tell’s jump out of Gessler’s boot took place here between Flüelen and Sisikon. Nearby, Switzerland’s largest glockenspiel: 38 bells play 20 melodies.
Flüelen, at the southern end of the fiord-like Urnersee lake is the transfer point from Vierwaldstättersee lake steamers to the Gotthard Railway. The Eggberge and Reuss delta are the scenic highlights of this resort in Canton Uri.
The port of Flüelen on a fjord-like arm of the Vierwaldstättersee was once a key point for transferring goods from water to land for transport over the Gotthard axis; today it’s mainly tourists who transfer from ship to railway.

The «Weg der Schweiz» (Swiss Path) leads past Flüelen, a theme trail on Swiss history leading around the romantic Urnersee. The trail section in the Reuss delta between Flüelen and Seedorf leads through moorland, reed beds, copses and forest, along water courses and sanctuaries for rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. A lakeside Kneipp path adds to leisure attractions including bathing, cycling and barbecuing.

The family-friendly lido and Gruonbach surfing paradise on the eastern shore of the lake are ideal for water-sport fans. However, Flüelen’s landmark is tiny Rudenz Castle, a heavily-fortified tower built in the early 13th century to control the Gotthard route.

Fluelen is the departure point for the Eggberge and Oberaxen hiking regions. An aerial cableway climbs from Flüelen to the Eggberge (1450 m) with stunning views of the Vierwaldstättersee lake and Canton Uri’s mountain world. In summer the region is an extensive hiking and biking area (Schächentaler Höhenweg to Klausenpass), in winter a family-friendly ski area. The «Schutz-Wald-Mensch» (Protection-Forest-People) educational trail provides information on the significance of the avalanche-protection forest to villages and inhabitants. High above the Urnersee lake, Untersaxen and Oberaxen (1008 m) are reached by a small aerial cableway from Flüelen and Tellsplatte.

Highlights

  • Schächentaler Höhenweg – The Eggberge above Flüelen, departure point for a two-day high-level hike on the exposed southern slope of the Schächental Valley.
  • Weg der Schweiz (Swiss Path) – themed hiking trail on Swiss history leading around the Urnersee lake, the southernmost part of the Vierwaldstättersee.
  • Vierwaldstättersee cruises – one of the loveliest and most diverse of the Swiss lakes with five lake steamers and many other ships.
  • Rütli – a place of deep symbolic significance to the Swiss Federation. This meadow at Seelisberg above the Urnersee is where in 1291, Unterwalden, Uri and Schwyz swore a pact of alliance and pledged to resist foreign rule.
  • Tell’s Chapel – according to Schiller, Tell’s jump out of Gessler’s boot took place here between Flüelen and Sisikon. Nearby, Switzerland’s largest glockenspiel: 38 bells play 20 melodies.

Arrival and return Flüelen

Adresse

Uri Tourismus AG
Schützengasse 11
6460 Altdorf
Tel. +41 (0)41 874 80 00
info@uri.swiss
www.uri.swiss

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Accommodation

Hotel Tourist
Hotel Tourist
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Places of interest

Axenstrasse (Flüelen–Sisikon–Brunnen)
Axenstrasse (Flüelen–Sisikon–Brunnen)
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Hiking in

Flüelen
Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 20, Seelisberg–Erstfeld
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Weg der Schweiz
Weg der Schweiz
Stage 2, Seelisberg–Flüelen
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Weg der Schweiz
Weg der Schweiz
Stage 3, Flüelen–Brunnen
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 7, Luzern–Altdorf
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Urnersee-Uferweg
Urnersee-Uferweg
Route 603, Flüelen–Isleten-Isenthal
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Wildheupfad
Wildheupfad
Route 587, Flüelen (Eggberge)–Flüelen (Oberaxen)
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Höhenweg Schächental
Höhenweg Schächental
Route 595, Klausenpass–Flüelen (Eggberge)
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Cycling in

Flüelen
North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 4, Flüelen–Andermatt
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 3, Luzern–Flüelen
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 3, Glarus–Flüelen
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 4, Flüelen–Sörenberg
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Mountain biking in

Flüelen
Unterland Bike
Talboden Bike
Chinzig Bike
Brunnital Bike
Haldi Bike
Schächental Bike
Isenthal Bike
Gitschital Bike