Built between 1900 and 1905, the Cliff Walk (Felsenweg) is a traditional, if not downright epic, mountain trail.
Both the Cliff Walk and the spectacular Hammetschwand Lift lead to Hammetschwand, the highest point of the city of Lucerne.
The Cliff Walk on Bürgenstock offers unique views of Lucerne, the lake and the Swiss midlands. Blasted out of the cliff, the walking path leads from Bürgenstock's hotels to the lower level of the Hammetschwand Lift.
The Hammetschwand panoramic elevator is an adventure best enjoyed by the vertigo-immune. It offers stunning views of the cliffs reaching down into the lake. In just about a minute, Europe's highest free-standing outdoor elevator whisks passengers to the impressive observation deck on Bürgenstock. The 152.8-meter-high elevator dates back to the "Belle Epoche."
Hammetschwand Mountain Restaurant
Once you get to the top of Bürgenstock (alt. 1,132 m), you can see "eye to eye" with the peaks of Lake Lucerne Region. For example, there's Mount Mythen to the east, and Mount Pilatus to the west. Below you can see the valleys of Engelberg and Sarnen. Have something to eat or drink as you enjoy the panorama from the restaurant's lovely patio.
- The Cliff Walk, the Hammetschwand Lift and Hammetschwand restaurant are open from May to October.
- Bürgenstock is one of the region's largest places of power.
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