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Brunnen
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 6, Schwyz–Stans
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Weg der Schweiz
Weg der Schweiz
Stage 3, Flüelen–Brunnen
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Weg der Schweiz
Weg der Schweiz
Stage 1, Seelisberg (Rütli)–Seelisberg
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 7, Luzern–Altdorf
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Waldstätterweg
Waldstätterweg
Stage 1, Brunnen–Vitznau
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Waldstätterweg
Waldstätterweg
Stage 7, Beckenried–Rütli
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Cycling in

Brunnen
Suworow-Route
Suworow-Route
Stage 1, Schwyz–Glarus
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Säuliamt–Schwyz
Säuliamt–Schwyz
Stage 2, Zug–Schwyz
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 3, Luzern–Flüelen
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Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Stage 3, Luzern–Brunnen
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 4, Flüelen–Sörenberg
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Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Stage 1, Brunnen–Rotkreuz
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Mountain biking in

Brunnen
Panorama Bike
Höch Flue
Rigi Tour
Schwyzer Tour
Brunnen Tour
Fronalp Tour
Goldi-Route

Canoeing in

Brunnen
Vierwaldstättersee Kanu
Vierwaldstättersee Kanu
Stage 1, Brunnen–Buochs
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Vierwaldstättersee Kanu
Vierwaldstättersee Kanu
Stage 3, Gersau (Rotschuo)–Brunnen
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Ingenbohl
Brunnen

Brunnen

Brunnen, part of the municipality of Ingenbohl in Canton Schwyz, lies on the shore of the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne) on its eastern branch, the Urnersee (Lake Uri), at the foot of the Bürgenstock and Gotthard massif. Its central location makes it the ideal starting point for many excursions.
Brunnen is in the middle of William Tell country, nestling between Urmiberg and Stoos-Fronalpstock and opposite the Rütli Meadow (birthplace of Switzerland) and Schillerstein. This resort is accessible by the Gotthard Railway, bus, motorway and boat and has a small cableway to the Urmiberg, an eastern foothill of the Rigi peak. The historic Axenstrasse is secured by galleries through the steep rock face along the eastern shore of the Urnersee and has connected Brunnen and Flüelen since 1865.

Brunnen was popular with royalty in the 19th century: King Ludwig II of Bavaria, an avid admirer of Schiller's William Tell, visited in 1865. He liked to be rowed out to the middle of the lake at midnight to listen to nocturnal alphorn playing. But also Goethe, Spitteler and other literary greats visited Brunnen.

The town and surrounding areas have a rich historic symbolism: the Bundeskapelle (federal chapel), built in 1635 and boasting a valuable altar painting by the Rubens pupil Justus van Egmont is named after the founding document of the Swiss Confederation, the Bundesbrief. It was drafted in Brunnen in 1315 after the Swiss victory over the Habsburgs at the Battle of Morgarten. Brunnen was for centuries an important transit port for the trade route over the Gotthard Pass.

SUMMER

The fjord-like Urnersee has many water sports activities as for instance sailing, canoeing or windsurfing. Popular excursions in the area include the Mount Rigi and Stoos-Fronalpstock peaks, Bürgenstock, the Muotathal with the Hölloch cave, the animal park at Goldau and the towns of Schwyz and Altdorf. There is a wide range of sport and spa activities at Morschach, a sunny terrace above Brunnen. In Brunnen hikers can take the «Weg der Schweiz» (The Swiss Path), a trail circuiting the Urnersee. This joint project of the Swiss cantons begins at the Rütli Meadow, birthplace of the Swiss Confederation, and ends at Brunnen. Mountain bikers can take several well signed panoramic trails direction Mount Mythen, Rigi or directly through the local forest in Brunnen.

WINTER

Brunnen is 30 minutes from the winter sports regions of Stoos-Fronalpstock, Skiregion-Mythen, Sattel-Hochstuckli and Rigi, with a combined total of 40 lift installations and 80 kilometres of runs. The region also has winter hiking trails, cross-country ski runs and sledge runs as well as snowshoe-tours.

Highlights

  • Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne) – one of the largest and most interesting Swiss lakes with a sizeable fleet of historic steamships and modern motor ships.
  • Swiss Holiday Park – offers a wide range of bathing and spa activities at the small resort of Morschach above Brunnen.
  • Rütli – meadow of historical and symbolic significance. Birthplace of the Swiss Confederation. This is where the three cantons of Unterwalden, Uri and Schwyz made their pact to resist all kinds of foreign rule.
  • Tellskapelle – chapel where Schiller’s Tell dived out of Gessler’s boat. Nearby is the largest glockenspiel in Switzerland: 38 bells play 20 melodies.
  • Victorinox Brand Store - in the centre of Brunnen with the unique museum about Victorinox.
Brunnen, part of the municipality of Ingenbohl in Canton Schwyz, lies on the shore of the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne) on its eastern branch, the Urnersee (Lake Uri), at the foot of the Bürgenstock and Gotthard massif. Its central location makes it the ideal starting point for many excursions.
Brunnen is in the middle of William Tell country, nestling between Urmiberg and Stoos-Fronalpstock and opposite the Rütli Meadow (birthplace of Switzerland) and Schillerstein. This resort is accessible by the Gotthard Railway, bus, motorway and boat and has a small cableway to the Urmiberg, an eastern foothill of the Rigi peak. The historic Axenstrasse is secured by galleries through the steep rock face along the eastern shore of the Urnersee and has connected Brunnen and Flüelen since 1865.

Brunnen was popular with royalty in the 19th century: King Ludwig II of Bavaria, an avid admirer of Schiller's William Tell, visited in 1865. He liked to be rowed out to the middle of the lake at midnight to listen to nocturnal alphorn playing. But also Goethe, Spitteler and other literary greats visited Brunnen.

The town and surrounding areas have a rich historic symbolism: the Bundeskapelle (federal chapel), built in 1635 and boasting a valuable altar painting by the Rubens pupil Justus van Egmont is named after the founding document of the Swiss Confederation, the Bundesbrief. It was drafted in Brunnen in 1315 after the Swiss victory over the Habsburgs at the Battle of Morgarten. Brunnen was for centuries an important transit port for the trade route over the Gotthard Pass.

SUMMER

The fjord-like Urnersee has many water sports activities as for instance sailing, canoeing or windsurfing. Popular excursions in the area include the Mount Rigi and Stoos-Fronalpstock peaks, Bürgenstock, the Muotathal with the Hölloch cave, the animal park at Goldau and the towns of Schwyz and Altdorf. There is a wide range of sport and spa activities at Morschach, a sunny terrace above Brunnen. In Brunnen hikers can take the «Weg der Schweiz» (The Swiss Path), a trail circuiting the Urnersee. This joint project of the Swiss cantons begins at the Rütli Meadow, birthplace of the Swiss Confederation, and ends at Brunnen. Mountain bikers can take several well signed panoramic trails direction Mount Mythen, Rigi or directly through the local forest in Brunnen.

WINTER

Brunnen is 30 minutes from the winter sports regions of Stoos-Fronalpstock, Skiregion-Mythen, Sattel-Hochstuckli and Rigi, with a combined total of 40 lift installations and 80 kilometres of runs. The region also has winter hiking trails, cross-country ski runs and sledge runs as well as snowshoe-tours.

Highlights

  • Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne) – one of the largest and most interesting Swiss lakes with a sizeable fleet of historic steamships and modern motor ships.
  • Swiss Holiday Park – offers a wide range of bathing and spa activities at the small resort of Morschach above Brunnen.
  • Rütli – meadow of historical and symbolic significance. Birthplace of the Swiss Confederation. This is where the three cantons of Unterwalden, Uri and Schwyz made their pact to resist all kinds of foreign rule.
  • Tellskapelle – chapel where Schiller’s Tell dived out of Gessler’s boat. Nearby is the largest glockenspiel in Switzerland: 38 bells play 20 melodies.
  • Victorinox Brand Store - in the centre of Brunnen with the unique museum about Victorinox.

Arrival and return Brunnen

Adresse

Erlebnisregion Mythen
c/o Brunnen Schwyz Marketing AG
Postfach 648
6440 Brunnen
Tel. +41 (0)41 825 00 40
info@brunnen-schwyz.ch
www.erlebnisregion-mythen.ch

Services

Accommodation

Chlosterhof
Chlosterhof
Brunnen
City-Hotel
City-Hotel
Brunnen
Hotel Schmid & Alfa
Hotel Schmid & Alfa
Brunnen
Seehotel Waldstätterhof
Seehotel Waldstätterhof
Brunnen
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Places of interest

Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center
Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center
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Hiking in

Brunnen
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 6, Schwyz–Stans
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Weg der Schweiz
Weg der Schweiz
Stage 3, Flüelen–Brunnen
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Weg der Schweiz
Weg der Schweiz
Stage 1, Seelisberg (Rütli)–Seelisberg
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 7, Luzern–Altdorf
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Waldstätterweg
Waldstätterweg
Stage 1, Brunnen–Vitznau
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Waldstätterweg
Waldstätterweg
Stage 7, Beckenried–Rütli
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Cycling in

Brunnen
Suworow-Route
Suworow-Route
Stage 1, Schwyz–Glarus
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Säuliamt–Schwyz
Säuliamt–Schwyz
Stage 2, Zug–Schwyz
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 3, Luzern–Flüelen
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Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Stage 3, Luzern–Brunnen
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 4, Flüelen–Sörenberg
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Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
Stage 1, Brunnen–Rotkreuz
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Mountain biking in

Brunnen
Panorama Bike
Höch Flue
Rigi Tour
Schwyzer Tour
Brunnen Tour
Fronalp Tour
Goldi-Route

Canoeing in

Brunnen
Vierwaldstättersee Kanu
Vierwaldstättersee Kanu
Stage 1, Brunnen–Buochs
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Vierwaldstättersee Kanu
Vierwaldstättersee Kanu
Stage 3, Gersau (Rotschuo)–Brunnen
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