The Swiss Path Hiking Trail, Seelisberg, Switzerland
On the occasion of the 7th centenary of the Swiss Copnfederation, a hiking trail – 35 km long – was built around the southernmost end of Lake Lucerne. Each canton is allocated a section of the path, each inhabitant represented by 5 mm. The Swiss Path is also accessible in winter.
The Swiss Path offers a number of possibilities for the young and old alike to combine hiking, sightseeing and a boat trip. From vividly experiencing Swiss history right by the Lake Uri to fascinating impressions in a nature reserve by the delta of the Reuss and to visiting museums and leisure facilities.
The “Swiss Path” was a gift from the cantons on the occasion of the 700-year-celebrations of the Swiss Confederation in 1991. The hiking path starts on the Rütli, exactly where Switzerland was founded in 1291 and leads from there all around the lake Uri to Brunnen. All 26 cantons are represented with parts of the path of different lengths which were chosen accordinng to their number of inhabitants. This way every Swiss person is represented with 5 millimetres of the 34.86 long path. The order is chronological according to the antons joining the Confederation. The sections between the various destinations can be combined freely and planned according to one’s abilities and the amount of time available.
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