Who was the real Wilhelm Tell? Follow the trail of the Swiss national hero and freedom fighter to find out, in the historic landscapes around the southern shores of Lake Lucerne: at Rütli, the birthplace of the nation; at the Schillerstein rock; the Tell Chapel, the Tell Monument and the Tell Museum.
Archeological walk with information panels about the character, age and importance of the Celtic and Roman settlement and excavations (combined with a didactic forest trail).
Simplon Pass was an important Pass Crossing connecting the Valais to Northern Italy as early as the Middle Age. The renowned merchant Kaspar von Stockalper used the route for his transactions, as did Napoleon later on. The region of the Simplon offers hikers an incredible mountain panorama and an impressive alpine flora. Alpine roses as far as the eye can see...
The Romans called it Leuca Fortis – “strong Leuk” – and until the 19th century this was one of the ecclesiastical and cultural centres of the Valais. Defiant towers, castles and fine patrician houses bear witness to the former strength, self-confidence and determination of the community. The emblematic Bishop’s Castle (built 1254), town hall, late-gothic St. Stephen’s Church (with its romanesque tower and roman fi replace) and baroque Ringacker Chapel can be seen for miles around.