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Stage 20, Seelisberg–Erstfeld
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Weg der Schweiz
Stage 2, Seelisberg–Flüelen
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Weg der Schweiz
Stage 1, Seelisberg (Rütli)–Seelisberg
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Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 19, Stans–Seelisberg
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Stage 7, Luzern–Altdorf
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North-South Route
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Stage 3, Luzern–Flüelen
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Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Stage 3, Luzern–Brunnen
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Stage 4, Flüelen–Sörenberg
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Seelisberg

The small resort of Seelisberg is situated like a peninsula and surrounded by the Vierwaldstättersee with majestic views of lake and mountains. The historically symbolic Rütli Meadow, legendary founding site of the Swiss Confederation, also belongs to Seelisberg.
A nostalgic funicular climbs from the lakeside village of Treib (with boat pier and bathing beach) up to Seelisberg, which lies around 400 metres above the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne). It is the northernmost municipality in Canton Uri. The municipal area extends from the lake shore at an altitude of 434m to the Oberbauenstock peak at 2117m.

The first recorded mention of the Haus zur Treib was in 1482. It was in use as a political meeting place between the five original members of the Old Confederation, who held 72 diets there. The present building was built in 1658, has been restored several times and is protected by national heritage laws. The old diet meeting hall can be visited and is largely in its original condition. The undoubtedly most famous part of Seelisberg is the Rütli, where according to legend the Swiss Confederation was founded. The Rütli, a meadow with a restaurant above the shore of the Urnersee, the southernmost arm of the Vierwaldstättersee, regularly courts controversy as a site for 1st August Swiss National Day celebrations and is the starting point of the «Weg der Schweiz». This «Swiss Path» was a birthday gift from the cantons to the Swiss citizens on the occasion of Switzerland’s 700th anniversary. It leads from the Rütli via Seelisberg, Bauen, Flüelen and Sisikon round the Urnersee to Brunnen. There are several wonderful scenic points and photo opportunities en route, as well as well-equipped picnic areas.

The small Seelisbergsee is a popular bathing lake in summer, at least amongst swimmers who aren’t afraid of Elbst, the local water spirit. An idyllic camping site is in the immediate vicinity.

Seelisberg is where the Indian spiritual teacher Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the hotly debated transcendental meditation, practised between 1972 and 1983. The former Seelisberg Grandhotel Sonnenberg and several other buildings still belong to the «International Residence of the Age of Enlightenment».

The Emmetten valley terminus is a few minutes away from Seelisberg and accesses the family-friendly Emmetten-Stockhütte-Klewenalp ski arena. Seelisberg itself has winter hiking trails awarding wonderful views of the surrounding scenery.

Highlights

  • Seelisberg lido – idyllic mountain lake that has summer temperatures of up to 24°C. With adjacent camping site.
  • Family Safari Klewenalp-Emmetten-Seelisberg – round trip popular with all ages, combining cableway, postbus and boat transport.
  • Flora observation path Emmetten – information signs along an 11km long trail. A guided dawn tour increases the chances of sighting deer, chamois, ibex, marmots and eagles.
  • Weg der Schweiz (Swiss Path) – a theme hiking trail explaining early Swiss history leading round the southernmost tip of the Vierwaldstättersee: starting point at the Rütli Meadow, leading via Seelisberg along the Urnersee.
  • Vierwaldstättersee – Lake Lucerne’s restored historic steamships and salon motor ships offer cruises across and around the lake.
The small resort of Seelisberg is situated like a peninsula and surrounded by the Vierwaldstättersee with majestic views of lake and mountains. The historically symbolic Rütli Meadow, legendary founding site of the Swiss Confederation, also belongs to Seelisberg.
A nostalgic funicular climbs from the lakeside village of Treib (with boat pier and bathing beach) up to Seelisberg, which lies around 400 metres above the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne). It is the northernmost municipality in Canton Uri. The municipal area extends from the lake shore at an altitude of 434m to the Oberbauenstock peak at 2117m.

The first recorded mention of the Haus zur Treib was in 1482. It was in use as a political meeting place between the five original members of the Old Confederation, who held 72 diets there. The present building was built in 1658, has been restored several times and is protected by national heritage laws. The old diet meeting hall can be visited and is largely in its original condition. The undoubtedly most famous part of Seelisberg is the Rütli, where according to legend the Swiss Confederation was founded. The Rütli, a meadow with a restaurant above the shore of the Urnersee, the southernmost arm of the Vierwaldstättersee, regularly courts controversy as a site for 1st August Swiss National Day celebrations and is the starting point of the «Weg der Schweiz». This «Swiss Path» was a birthday gift from the cantons to the Swiss citizens on the occasion of Switzerland’s 700th anniversary. It leads from the Rütli via Seelisberg, Bauen, Flüelen and Sisikon round the Urnersee to Brunnen. There are several wonderful scenic points and photo opportunities en route, as well as well-equipped picnic areas.

The small Seelisbergsee is a popular bathing lake in summer, at least amongst swimmers who aren’t afraid of Elbst, the local water spirit. An idyllic camping site is in the immediate vicinity.

Seelisberg is where the Indian spiritual teacher Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the hotly debated transcendental meditation, practised between 1972 and 1983. The former Seelisberg Grandhotel Sonnenberg and several other buildings still belong to the «International Residence of the Age of Enlightenment».

The Emmetten valley terminus is a few minutes away from Seelisberg and accesses the family-friendly Emmetten-Stockhütte-Klewenalp ski arena. Seelisberg itself has winter hiking trails awarding wonderful views of the surrounding scenery.

Highlights

  • Seelisberg lido – idyllic mountain lake that has summer temperatures of up to 24°C. With adjacent camping site.
  • Family Safari Klewenalp-Emmetten-Seelisberg – round trip popular with all ages, combining cableway, postbus and boat transport.
  • Flora observation path Emmetten – information signs along an 11km long trail. A guided dawn tour increases the chances of sighting deer, chamois, ibex, marmots and eagles.
  • Weg der Schweiz (Swiss Path) – a theme hiking trail explaining early Swiss history leading round the southernmost tip of the Vierwaldstättersee: starting point at the Rütli Meadow, leading via Seelisberg along the Urnersee.
  • Vierwaldstättersee – Lake Lucerne’s restored historic steamships and salon motor ships offer cruises across and around the lake.

Arrival and return Seelisberg

Adresse

Seelisberg Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 1
6377 Seelisberg
Tel. +41 (0)41 820 15 63
info@seelisberg.com
www.seelisberg.com

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Jugendherberge Seelisberg
Jugendherberge Seelisberg
Seelisberg
Wissig-Hof
Wissig-Hof
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Places of interest

Rütli
Rütli
Sweet chestnuts on Lake Lucerne
Sweet chestnuts on Lake Lucerne
Treib - Seelisberg Cable Railway
Treib - Seelisberg Cable Railway
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Hiking in

Seelisberg
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 6, Schwyz–Stans
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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 1, Seelisberg (Rütli)–Seelisberg
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 19, Stans–Seelisberg
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 7, Luzern–Altdorf
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Waldstätterweg
Waldstätterweg
Stage 7, Beckenried–Rütli
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Cycling in

Seelisberg
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

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Brennwald
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Brunnen Tour
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