Altdorf

Altdorf Tourismus - Tellspielhaus
Schützengasse 11
CH-6460 Altdorf
+41 41 874 80 00

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Altdorf, capital of Canton Uri, is situated in the lower Reuss Valley, south of Lake Lucerne, on the road to Gotthard Pass. It's where the legend of Wilhelm Tell, Switzerland's national hero, was born.

Andermatt

Andermatt-Urserntal Tourismus
Gotthardstrasse 2
CH-6490 Andermatt
+41 41 888 71 00

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Located in the Urseren Valley, on the Gothard road, and surrounded by high Alpine passes, Andermatt is a crossroads between North (Central Switzerland) and South (Ticino and Italy) as well as between East (Graubünden) and West (Bern and Valais).

Beckenried

Tourismus Beckenried-Klewenalp
Seestrasse 1
CH-6375 Beckenried
+41 41 620 31 70

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The village of Beckenried (436 m above sea level) lies on the southern shore of Lake Lucerne, at the foot of Klewenalp, with a view of the famous Mount Rigi on the other side of the lake.

Brunnen

Brunnen Tourismus
Bahnhofstrasse 15
CH-6440 Brunnen
+41 41 825 00 40

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A little town on the shore of Lake Lucerne, on the Gotthard railway line. Winston Churchill spent his honeymoon here, and Turner painted several views from Brunnen in the 1840s. A quite beautiful place!

Einsiedeln

Einsiedeln Tourismus
Hauptstrasse 85
CH-8840 Einsiedeln
+41 55 418 44 88

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Einsiedeln, in the canton of Schwyz (Central Switzerland), is known for its beautiful monastery, the Benedictine Einsiedeln Abbey, and is the birthplace of Paracelsus, the famous Renaissance physician and alchemist.

Engelberg

Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Klosterstrasse 3
CH-6390 Engelberg
+41 41 639 77 77

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Canton Obwalden exclave surrounded by the cantons of Bern, Nidwalden and Uri, Engelberg is the leading mountain resort in Central Switzerland, situated in the Urner Alps. During the Middle Ages, the village was renowned for the educational accomplishments of its Benedictine monastery, the beautiful Engelberg Abbey.

Furka

Furka Railway Association postal address: Verein Furka-Bergstrecke
Steinacherstr. 6
CH-8910 Affoltern a/A
+41 848 000 144

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The Furka Pass, 2429 m over sea level, is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps, connecting the Goms Valley (Valais/Wallis), to Andermatt (Uri, Central Switzerland), along the Rhône Glacier. Scenes of Goldfinger, with Sean Connery as James Bond, were shot here.

Glarus

Gemeinde Glarus
Gemeindehausplatz 5
CH-8750 Glarus
+41 58 611 81 11

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Glarus, capital of the eponymous canton, is situated in the Linth Valley, at the foot of the Glärnisch Peak of the Glarus Alps. Destroyed by fire in 1861, it has been rebuilt in a checkerboard fashion and very few ancient buildings remain nowadays, but the mountain setting is quite beautiful.

Gotthard

St. Gotthard Hospice
Postal address: Albergo San Gottardo Ospizio
CH-6780 Airolo
+41 91 869 12 35

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At 2108 m above sea level, this famous high mountain pass between Airolo (Ticino) and Göschenen (Uri) connects Central Switzerland with Ticino, on the route leading from Germany to Italy across Switzerland and the Alps. A beautiful journey through Alpine landscapes.

Grütli - Rütli

Lisbeth and Edy Truttmann-Christen
Restaurant Rütlihaus
CH-6441 Rütli
+41 41 820 12 74

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The Rütli (French: Grütli) is the most mythical meadow in Switzerland. It is located in a difficult-to-reach spot on the steep shores of Lake Lucerne, just below the village of Seelisberg.

Hohle Gasse

Stiftung für Erhaltung des Hohle Gasse
Bahnhofstrasse 15 - Postfach 1230
CH-6431 Schwyz
+41 41 819 24 95

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According to the legend, it's the old path where William Tell took vengeance on the Habsburg Emperor’s bailiff Gessler, killing him with a crossbow's bolt. A shady hollow track in the forest, leading to a chapel. Beautiful and mysterious.

Küssnacht am Rigi

HohlgassLand Tourismus
Unterdorf 6
CH-6403 Küssnacht am Rigi
+41 41 850 33 30

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Situated at the end of the Küssnachtersee, northeastern arm of the convoluted Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee), Küssnacht am Rigi has a beautiful lakeshore promenade and is an ideal starting point to discover Central Switzerland.

Luzern

Luzern Tourismus
Bahnhofstrasse 3
CH-6002 Luzern
+41 41 227 17 17

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Lucerne is a world-famous tourist destination. Apart from famous sights such as the Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower and the Lion Monument, the local scenery never fails to attract tourists. Lake Lucerne is surrounded by mountain peaks like Pilatus, Rigi or Titlis, all of which are easily accessible by steamer and/or rail.

Marbach

Marbach Tourismus
Dorfstrasse 61
CH-6196 Marbach
+41 34 493 38 04

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Some secrets of Switzerland are far from the highways: the village of Marbach, with its impressive church, is situated on the beautiful little road connecting the southern areas of two beautiful regions, the Entlebuch in Canton of Luzern and the Emmental in Canton of Bern.

Oberalp

Railway Headquarters: Railcenter Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Bahnhofplatz 7
CH-3900 Brig
+41 27 927 70 00

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Oberalp Pass, in the Swiss Alps, is the high mountain pass (2046m over sea level) connecting the cantons of Uri (Central Switzerland) and Graubünden (Southeastern Switzerland) between Andermatt and Disentis.

Sarnen

Sarnen Tourismus
Hofstrasse 2
CH-6060 Sarnen
+41 41 666 50 40

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A family and nature lovers hiking and ski paradise near the city of Lucerne, in Central Switzerland. The little city of Sarnen is close to crystal clear lakes, flowering alpine meadows, refreshing waterfalls, and historic sites in a sunny region.

Schwyz

Schwyz Tourismus
Bahnhofstrasse 4 - Postfach 655
CH-6431 Schwyz
+41 41 855 59 50

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At the foot of the two Mythen Peaks, tranquillity, tradition and innovation characterize Schwyz, the village that gave its name to Switzerland. Rich in historic buildings, the village center features a big place considered as one of the most beautiful of Switzerland.

Sempach

Sempachersee Tourismus
Centralstrasse 9
CH-6210 Sursee
+41 41 920 44 44

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A little town situated at the southeastern end of Lake Sempach, in Canton Luzern. Here, the St. Jakob Chapel and the Winkelried stone remind the Confederate victory at the Battle of Sempach in 1386, one of the main historical steps leading to Swiss independence.

Stans

Tourismus Stans
Bahnhofplatz 4
CH-6370 Stans
+41 41 610 88 33

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Capital of Canton Nidwalden, Stans is the city where you'll see a memorial commemorating the heroic (but legendary) death of Arnold von Winkelried during the Battle of Sempach in 1386.

Sursee

Sempachersee Tourismus
Centralstrasse 9
CH-6210 Sursee
+41 41 920 44 44

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A little city in the canton of Lucerne, located at the northern end of Lake Sempach, with a beautifully preserved old town which was awarded the Swiss Heritage Protection Society's Wakker Prize in 2003.

Tellskapelle

Sisikon Tourismus
Bahnhofstrasse 8
CH-6452 Sisikon
+41 41 820 30 00

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At Tellsplatte, 3 kilometers south of Sisikon, the place where, according to the legend, William Tell jumped overboard during a storm, when transferred by boat to the bailiff Gessler's jail. An easy walk in a beautiful landscape to Tell's Chapel, with nearby the biggest glockenspiel in Switzerland (38 bells playing 20 melodies).

Zug

Zug Tourismus - Reisezentrum Zug
Bahnhofplatz
CH-6304 Zug
+41 41 723 68 00

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Zug is world-renowned as a fiscal paradise because of its low tax policy (and therefore is headquarters for many multinational enterprises), but in Switzerland the town is above all famous for its kirsch, the local cherry spirit, an essential additive to the Swiss cheese fondue.

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