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About Brunnen
General Information
The unique landscape surrounding Brunnen (pop. 7,200) by the lake with the snowcapped mountains and the lush green valley leading to the Mythen (1898 and 1,811 meters) formed together with the historic cantonal capital of Schwyz and the alpine resort of Morschach an attraction that was known all over Europe. The central location of the area offers adventurous visitors a wide range of excursions and walks. Walkers are rewarded by the magnificent views from Mount Rigi, Mythen or Stoss. The entire holiday region has a varied entertainment program to suit every guest: open-air concerts, folklore shows, classical music, tennis tournaments, local customs as well as a holiday program with tours and excursions.
Climate
Brunnen and the "Schwyzerland" region profit of a very mild climate due to the natural microclimate regulation of the lake and the surrounding hills and mountains which give the region protection. The region enjoys the warm humid winds blowing in from the Atlantic during the summer months, which creates warm and mild weather-conditions in summer and makes for not too harsh winters. The temperature is at an average of 28°C in summer and 10°C annual average.
Location
Brunnen is located in central Switzerland, in the Canton of Schwyz on the shores of Lake Lucerne and its deep green-blue waters. Brunnen can be reached from Zurich on national Motorway A4, from Bern and Basel via Lucerne on A2 or on the "Seeroute" via Kuessnacht a. Rigi. It can also be reached by train & ship via Lucerne. Distance from Zurich app. 85 km/ 52.8 miles.
Places to visit
Most places of interest in the region can be reached by ship on Lake Lucerne. Not only are the ships a reliable means of transport but they also give you the possibility to enjoy the wonderful view on the surrounding mountains on deck in a quiet, romantic and relaxing ambiance.
Rigi
From Weggis the panoramic aerial cableway will take visitors to Rigi Kaltbad. From Vitznau and Goldau visitors take the cogwheel railways to Rigi Kulm, the wold-renowned recreational area without cars.
Pilatus
Discover the world's steepest cogwheel railway with an awesome view of the Swiss Alps. Glide over yawning depths in the silent aerial tramway and enjoy the ride to the treeline in new panoramic gondolas. Explore nature's wonders at the gateway to Lucerne.
Swiss Holiday Park - Morschach
Independent of weather and 365 days a year enjoy unlimited fun in Switzerland's largest holiday park with a huge water world and activity park. Activities and relaxation for young and old. Indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, roman-irish thermal baths, fitness-center, squash, billiard, bowling and much more.
Sport facilities
Active visitors will be delighted with the wide range of sports available, such as tennis, cycling, golf, trekking, horseback-riding and all kinds of water-sports at Lake Lucerne like swimming, diving, sailing, windsurfing and fishing to mention a few.
Winter sports
In winter, the whole of "Schwyzerland" is transformed from a walker's delight into a unique winter sports paradise in the foothills of the Alps. Visitors find developed winter sports facilities with mountain railroads in the most famous skiing areas like the Rigi area, Sattel-Hochstuckli, the Mythen, Stoos-Fronalpstock-Klingenstock region.
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